A deeper dive into the OIG’s kickback alert: Should physicians be worried?

From Becker’s:

In early June, HHS’ Office of the Inspector General issued a fraud alert addressing physician compensation arrangements. Although the alert merely underscored current law, physicians should take notice of the government’s warning.

The fraud alert warned that physicians must be careful when entering into compensation arrangements, including medical directorships. “Although many compensation arrangements are legitimate, a compensation arrangement may violate the Anti-Kickback Statute if even one purpose of the arrangement is to compensate a physician for his or her past or future referrals of federal healthcare program business,” the OIG stated.

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