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The bankruptcy trustee for Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL) is bringing actions in federal bankruptcy court in Richmond, Virginia, against over a thousand medical practices, clinics and hospitals (the Providers) all over the country, in an effort to recover alleged kickbacks paid to the Providers by HDL, in the form of processing and handling fees for specimens collected by the Providers and sent to HDL for testing.  Read More ›

On December 7, 2016, the Office of Inspector General U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the OIG) published in the Federal Register a final rule (Final Rule) that, among other things, adds three new safe harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute, and expands the exceptions to the definition of "remuneration" that is prohibited under the Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP) statutes and regulations.  Read More ›

On June 9, 2015 the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) issued a fraud alert warning that physician compensation arrangements may violate the federal anti-kickback statute. The fraud alert cautions physicians that they have a responsibility to insure that their financial relationships, such as medical director agreements, are for “bona fide services the physicians actually provide” and that “those arrangements reflect fair market value.” The OIG took the opportunity to publicize that it recently settled cases against 12 physicians who entered into medical director agreements and other arrangements which the OIG believed were for compensation to induce the physicians to refer or direct business to the entity paying the compensation to the physicians. Read More ›

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