OIG Addresses Free Third Party Payor Pre-Authorization Services for Physicians and Patients in Advisory Opinion 10-13


On August 24, 2010, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") released its

Advisory Opinion 10-13. The opinion addresses a hospital's proposal to provide free third party payor pre-authorization services to patients and physicians for diagnostic imaging services provided at the hospital. This article discusses the OIG opinion and the conclusions made regarding the proposed arrangement.

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