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New OIG guidance issued on independent charity patient assistance programs

On May 21, 2014, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a Supplemental Special Advisory Bulletin (“Bulletin”) on independent charity patient assistance programs (“PAPs”). The Bulletin, which supplements the 2005...more

OIG Supplemental Special Advisory Bulletin Raises New Concerns About Independent Charity Patient Assistance Programs

In an effort to address new concerns about the independence of charity patient assistance programs (PAPs), the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its Supplemental Special Advisory Bulletin: Independent Charity Patient...more

OIG Supplemental Advisory Bulletin on Patient Assistance Programs Leaves Open Questions for High-Cost Breakthrough Drugs in...

On May 21, 2014, the Office of the Inspector General ("OIG") of the Department of Health and Human Services issued a Supplemental Special Advisory Bulletin ("Supplemental Bulletin") addressing the risks that Independent...more

Supplemental Special Advisory Bulletin Clarifies OIG Positions on Independent Charity Patient Assistance Programs

Introduction - The OIG has released a Supplemental Special Advisory Bulletin that “reiterates and amplifies” previous OIG Special Advisory Bulletin guidance from 2005. Pharmaceutical manufacturers and Patient...more

"HHS OIG Issues New Guidance on Patient Assistance Programs"

On May 21, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a special advisory bulletin addressing independent charity patient assistance programs (PAPs) for federal health care...more

HHS OIG Issues Supplemental Special Advisory Bulletin on Patient Assistance Programs

On May 21, 2014, the United States Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (“HHS OIG”) issued a fifteen page Supplemental Special Advisory Bulletin: Independent Charity Patient Assistance Programs...more

A Continued Examination of Charitable Patient Assistance Programs Part Eight in a Series: What Products Say About Charitable PAPs

In today’s challenging health care environment, Charitable Patient Assistance Programs (Charitable PAPs) have emerged to meet the needs of the nearly 30 million Americans that are underinsured and have difficulty paying...more

A Continued Examination of Charitable Patient Assistance Programs - Part Seven in a Series: Charitable PAPs: Donations and...

In today’s challenging health care environment, Charitable Patient Assistance Programs (Charitable PAPs) have emerged to meet the needs of the nearly 30 million Americans that are underinsured and have difficulty paying...more

Ruminations on Observation

On July 29, 2013, the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) released a memorandum report finding that Medicare paid more on average for short inpatient stays than for...more

A Continued Examination of Charitable Patient Assistance Programs Part Five in a Series: How Charitable PAPs Organize Disease...

In today’s challenging health care environment, Charitable Patient Assistance Programs (Charitable PAPs) have emerged to meet the needs of the nearly 30 million Americans that are underinsured and have difficulty paying...more

A Continued Examination of Charitable Patient Assistance Programs Part Four in a Series: Staying True to the Definition of an...

In today’s challenging health care environment, Charitable Patient Assistance Programs (Charitable PAPs) have emerged to meet the needs of the nearly 30 million Americans that are underinsured and have difficulty paying...more

Examining Charitable Patient Assistance Programs Part Three in a Series: Using Third Parties to Evaluate Charitable PAPs

In today’s challenging health care environment, Charitable Patient Assistance Programs (Charitable PAPs) have emerged to meet the needs of the nearly 30 million Americans that are underinsured and have difficulty paying...more

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