With the passage of the Eliminating Kickbacks and Recovery Act in October 2018, Congress took aim at the ongoing opioid crisis threatening communities across the U.S. This new criminal statute targets healthcare providers that knowingly pay for or otherwise incentivise referrals of individuals to recovery homes, clinical treatment facilities, or laboratories. Partner Ann Hollenbeck discusses with Health Care lawyers B. Kurt Copper and John Kirsner, covering the goals, exceptions and other crucial details of the Act.

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