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OIG Issues Advisory Opinion No. 15-12: Free Home Health Provider Visits Do Not Violate Anti-Kickback Statute

Posted in Anti-Kickback Statute, OIG Advisory Opinion
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) recently issued a new advisory opinion finding that free introductory visits (the “Introductory Visits”) for patients offered by a home health care provider (the “Requestor”) would not violate the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) or the Civil Monetary Penalties Law (“CMP”). The main issue addressed by… Continue Reading

News from the Health Law Gurus™: Week of August 24, 2014

Posted in Affordable Care Act (ACA), Anti-Kickback Statute, Medicare, News from the Health Law Gurus, OIG Advisory Opinion, Trends
News from the Health Law Gurus™ is a weekly summary of notable health law news from around the country with helpful links to related content. Check back every week for the latest health law news stories. CMS Bolsters Roster Before Next Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period – The Department of Health and Human Services… Continue Reading

Advisory Opinion 14-01: OIG Says No AKS Sanctions for Senior Communities that Compensate Referral Source

Posted in Anti-Kickback Statute, Compliance Issues, OIG Advisory Opinion
In its first Advisory Opinion of 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) found that an arrangement between a placement agency (the “Placement Agency”) and certain senior residential communities (the “Communities”) does not violate the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”).  Under the arrangement, the Communities pay the Placement Agency for referring… Continue Reading