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Client Alert: OIG Kicks off the New Year with Another Round of HHS Rule Changes

OIG Kicks off the New Year with Another Round of HHS Rule Changes Office of Inspector General Implements Important Changes to Exclusion Rules Continuing an onslaught of end-of-administration rule changes, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today published a 100-plus page final rule implementing a [...]

OIG Issues Final Rule Enlarging Civil Penalties and Amending Safe Harbors Under Anti-Kickback Statute

On December 7, 2016, the HHS Office of Inspector General published the long‐awaited final rule (the Rule) amending the safe harbors under the Anti‐Kickback Statute and the civil monetary penalty (CMP) rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The rule changes become effective on January 6, 2017. The new and revised safe harbors protect certain payment practices [...]