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Barry Rosen: Physicians win one, lose one in anti-kickback opinions

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the federal Department of Health and Human Services recently released two advisory opinions clarifying the reach of the federal anti-kickback statute. That law makes it illegal for anyone to pay or receive money or other benefits designed to induce the referral of a patient for items or services payable by a federal health care program, such as Medicare.

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