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OIG Issues Final Rule Expanding Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors and Revising Civil Monetary Penalty Regulations

by King & Spalding on

On December 7, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a final rule to amend the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS or Statute) by adding new safe harbors. The Final Rule...more

Office Of Inspector General Issues Policy Reminder On Information Blocking And The Federal Anti-Kickback Statue

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

The federal anti-kickback statute (42 USC § 1320a-7b(b), the “Statute”) prohibits individuals and entities from receiving or soliciting any remuneration for the referral of services reimbursable under any federal health care...more

Proposed Changes to Stark Rule Would Create New Hospital Exceptions and Lessen Burden of Self-Disclosures

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

In a development that is limited in scope but still welcomed by hospitals, the proposed 2016 Physician Fee Schedule proposes a number of new exceptions to the physician self-referral or Stark law and other refinements that...more

Stark Regulations: Proposed Physician Recruitment Provisions

by Baker Ober Health Law on

Assistance to Employ a Non-Physician Practitioner (NPP) - Currently under the Stark law, the physician recruitment exception (42 C.F.R. § 411.357(e)) permits hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and...more

OIG Provides Direction and CMS Seeks Direction Relating to Electronic Activities in the Health Care Delivery System

by Saul Ewing LLP on

The OIG recently posted an Advisory Opinion which concluded that a hospital's proposal to provide free access to an electronic interface between the hospital and area physicians for laboratory and diagnostic services was not...more

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