Health Center Regulatory Issues

NACHC Responds to HHS OIG Solicitation for New Safe Harbors

Yesterday, NACHC responded to a December 28th solicitation from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for new safe harbors under the federal anti-kickback statute and the beneficiary inducement prohibition. In resubmitting a proposal originally submitted in 2010, NACHC proposes a new safe harbor to protect arrangements under which health centers offer certain motivational incentives to encourage health center patients to seek appropriate, necessary and timely care.  Read NACHC’s response and original submission here.

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