OIG Says Free Labeling of Test Tubes, Collection Containers Could Violate Anti-Kickback Laws

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued an advisory opinion suggesting that a laboratory’s proposal to label test tubes and specimen collection containers at no cost to dialysis facilities could constitute remuneration under the anti-kickback statute and result in potential sanctions. The opinion issued this month came at the request of an unnamed laboratory […]

OIG report finds claims filed on behalf of the dead

With Halloween just around the corner the HHS’ Office of the Inspector General just released a report showing that during a two-year period The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) paid out nearly half a million dollars for claims made on dead people. Federal law requires CMS to establish policies and implement claim edits to […]

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