The 2014 OIG Work Plan includes the following:

Quality of Care and Safety. We will determine how hospitals assess medical staff candidates prior to granting initial privileges, including verification of credentials and review of the National Practitioner Databank. Context—Hospitals that participate in Medicare must have an organized medical staff that periodically appraises its members (42 CFR § 482.22). A hospital’s governing body must ensure that the members of the medical staff, including physicians and other licensed independent practitioners, are accountable for the quality of care provided to patients. Robust hospital privileging programs contribute to patient safety. (OEI; 06-13-00410; expected issue date: FY 2015; work in progress)