OIG has used various avenues to communicate its views on various healthcare compliance issues, such as advisory opinions, contractor self-disclosures, corporate integrity agreements, and exclusions. In March, the OIG has expanded the number of topics it will consider for FAQs submitted by the healthcase stakeholders:
- general questions regarding the Federal anti-kickback statute and the civil monetary penalty (CMP) provision prohibiting certain remuneration to Medicare and State health care program beneficiaries and OIG’s administrative enforcement authorities in connection with these statutes
- inquiries regarding the general application of the Federal anti-kickback statute and Beneficiary Inducements CMP to a type of arrangement that may implicate these statutes,
- questions regarding compliance considerations, and
- OIG’s Health Care Fraud Self-Disclosure Protocol.