Tag Archives: AKS

Concerns for Preferred Provider Agreements

Advisory Opinion 15-04 issued by the Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) on March 25, 2015 offers some warnings when entering into preferred provider agreements. ┬áThe new Advisory Opinion arose in the context of laboratory services, but the principles discussed … Continue reading

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“New” AKS Safe Harbors and CMP Provisions – OIG Wants Comments

The Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) of the Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed rule on Friday, October 3rd to modify certain existing safe harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) and create new safe harbors based … Continue reading

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Large Verdict in Stark Law Case Jolts Health Care Industry

Those of us who are involved in negotiating and drafting physician employment agreements and other service agreements between health care providers were recently reminded of the importance of carefully vetting those agreements to assure compliance with the Stark Law and/or … Continue reading

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