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Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors

November 14, 2023 (2 min read)

Understand and apply the safe harbors to the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, which prohibits an individual from knowingly and willfully soliciting, paying, offering to pay, or receiving any remuneration, whether in cash or in kind, directly or indirectly, overtly or covertly, to induce or reward patient referrals or to generate business of any kind involving any item or service payable by a federal healthcare program (e.g., Medicare or Medicaid). Walk your healthcare clients through each applicable business arrangement to ensure it meets all criteria of the intended safe harbor.

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