Corporate Integrity Agreement. An agreement between the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services and a health care provider or other entity as part of a settlement for alleged civil wrongdoing relating to federal health laws. The government may enter into a CIA with an entity instead of seeking to exclude the entity from Medicare, Medicaid, and other Federal health care programs. Each CIA is unique to the entity, but a typical CIA will last for five years and will require the entity to implement procedures to comply with Federal health care laws, often including developing a compliance plan and hiring a compliance officer. Several pharmaceutical manufacturers have recently entered into CIAs in connection with, among other issues, their determination of AWP and Medicaid best price.