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Government suggests drug coupons do not violate the anti-kickback law

USA - October 2 2012 Today, I was intrigued by a Washington Post article about branded drug companies offering discount coupons to stave off competition from generic drug manufacturers. 

Bad actors continue to pay

USA - August 8 2012 Recent press releases provide notice of activities that draw the government's ire -- and result in serious criminal consequences. 

Court ruling broadens hospital exposure to whistleblower claims for teaching physician Medicare billing

USA - June 14 2012 The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision of interest to physicians and teaching hospitals. It concerns the method of rotating teaching physicians between multiple surgeries and billing Medicare for those services.

OIG alert encourages physicians to use care when reassigning Medicare payments

USA - April 9 2012 Physicians who reassign their right to bill the Medicare program can still be liable for false claims submitted by the entities who obtained that reassignment, as discussed in a recent "Alert" issued by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Will the threat of personal liability stifle corporate activity?

USA - April 2 2012 Both the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Office of the Inspector General (OIG) have authority to seek personal consequences against corporate officers deemed responsible for federal health care violations.