On December 17, 2008, the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) published its annual solicitation of proposals and recommendations for new or revised safe harbor provisions under the federal anti-kickback statute, and new OIG special fraud alerts. The comment deadline is February 17, 2009. A status report on the comments the OIG received in response to last year's solicitation is set forth in Appendix D to the OIG’s Semiannual Report for the period of April 1, 2008 through September 30, 2008.