OIG determines that PODs are “inherently suspect” under the anti-kickback law

In its strongest statement so far on the subject, the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) today released a Special Fraud Alert which concludes that physician-owned entities that distribute the implantable medical devices ordered by the physician-owners for their own patients (PODs) are “inherently suspect under the [Federal Health Care Programs] anti-kickback statute” (AKS).

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