Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General Proposes New Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors and Exceptions to Civil Monetary Penalties Statute

On 1 October 2014 the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General published a proposed rule that would create three new federal anti-kickback law (AKL) regulatory safe harbors and amend two existing safe harbors; implement statutory exceptions to prohibitions in the civil monetary penalties (CMP) statute on providing remuneration to patients; and implement the provision of the CMP statute addressing gainsharing arrangements. If finalized, the proposed rule would offer some new protections from enforcement under the AKL and the CMP statute, particularly with respect to items and services offered to patients, and potentially would create new flexibility under the gainsharing CMP for programs designed to improve quality and efficiency of care.

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