Tenet Healthcare Corporation has agreed to settle yet another False Claims Act lawsuit. The healthcare giant is no stranger to such litigation, having settled a number of claims in the past few years. On Feb. 11, Tenet and its affiliated hospital, Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California, agreed to pay $1.41 million to…

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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) in a Jan. 21 Advisory Opinion (No. 20-02) approved an agreement under which a pharmaceutical manufacturer would provide travel, lodging and other expenses to financially needy patients prescribed the manufacturer’s personalized medication. In doing so, the OIG noted that such an arrangement could potentially violate the Anti-Kickback Statute, (AKS)…

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