The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General today announced their new Facebook page.  This could be the only time anyone in the health care industry might consider a declaration that they “like” the OMIG.

While a Facebook page may appear unusual for this less-than-beloved agency, the OMIG’s office has made several recent attempts to open up to the public, including development of a useful web page, and  informative webinars that often provide free attorney CLE credits.  Through these vehicles, the Office continues its efforts to present a friendlier face to the public and the health care industry.

We may be hesitant to be a “friend” of OMIG, but for those of use who watch them closely and deal with them frequently, following the Facebook page and reviewing the postings may provide additional insight into their workings, priorities and expectations, and help us to understand and address ongoing compliance obligations.