Senators Request Investigation of Physician Owned Distributorships

On June 9, 2011, five prominent United States senators sent a letter to the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asking that a probe of physician-owned distributorships be conducted. The Senators who signed the letter include Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), Max Baucus (D., Mont.), Herb Kohl (D., Wis.), Charles Grassley […]

HHS OIG Finds Potential Anti-Kickback Violations in Online Referral Service

In an advisory opinion dated May 13, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) warned the operator of an online referral system that charging health care providers a fee to list their services on the system could potentially violate the Anti-Kickback Statute and lead to administrative sanctions, including […]