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Antidotes for America’s Addiction Crisis

Posted in Fraud and Abuse, OIG Fraud Alert, Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices, Trends
Opioid addiction and abuse has exploded into a national epidemic. Every three weeks, America faces a death toll equivalent to the September 11th attacks due to drug overdoses, 75 percent of which are from opioid use. With more Americans dying each year from drug overdoses than gun violence and car crashes combined, the issue has… Continue Reading

OIG Issues New Fraud Alert: Physician Compensation Arrangements May Result in Significant Liability Under the Anti-Kickback Statute

Posted in Anti-Kickback Statute, OIG Fraud Alert
Medical directors, beware. The Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) warns in its recently released fraud alert (“Fraud Alert”) that physician compensation arrangements, such as medical directorships, run the risk of violating the anti-kickback statute (“AKS”). The release of this Fraud Alert follows a series of recent settlements between the OIG and twelve individual physicians regarding… Continue Reading