The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) narrowed its Self-Disclosure Protocol (SDP) for violations that give rise to civil monetary penalty liability under both the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. OIG will no longer accept self-disclosures of a Stark Law violation alone, without a corresponding "colorable [A]nti-[K]ickback [S]tatute violation," according to the new Open Letter to Health Care Providers (Open Letter). The Open Letter also establishes a minimum settlement amount under the SDP of $50,000 for kickback-related submissions. The OIG stresses that the changes are being made to focus OIG resources "on kickbacks intended to induce or reward a physician's referrals," and that no inferences should be drawn regarding the government's approach to enforcement of the Stark Law. The full text of the Open Letter can be found here. More information regarding the SDP can be found here.