OIG Fraud Alert Warns About Doctor Payment Agreements
The HHS Office of Inspector General in a fraud alert released Tuesday is telling physicians to be cautious about entering into payment agreements that could violate the anti-kickback statute. In the alert, OIG tells physicians entering into such payment arrangements that their compensation must reflect the services' market values. Further, OIG notes that such an arrangement could violate the anti-kickback statute if it seeks to increase the number of referrals the organization receives from those physicians.
- "New OIG Fraud Alert Puts Doctors on Notice" (Schencker, Modern Healthcare, 6/9).