antikickback law

Legislation enacted to prevent industries from having an unfair advantage in obtaining government contracts, in which a company 'X' would offer an illegal 'kickback' fee to a person instrumental in ensuring that 'X' would get a lucrative contract for a service performed or product sold

antikickback law

Health care law Legislation enacted to prevent industries from having an unfair advantage in obtaining government contracts, where a company 'X' would offer a illegal 'kickback' fee to a person instrumental in ensuring that 'X' would get a lucrative contract for a service performed or product sold. See Kickback.
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Tellier: Not everyone realizes that GPOs are "safe harbors" under Medicare fraud-and-abuse rules and federal antikickback law.
Martin represents health care entities in fraud and abuse matters, advising clients on compliance with federal Antikickback law, the Stark physician self-referral statute and the federal civil monetary penalty provisions.
Joseph Regional Medical Center became one of the first institutions in the country to be prosecuted for violating the federal antikickback law.
The federal government's scrutiny of physician financial relationships was widely publicized earlier this year when two physicians were indicted for alleged violations of the antikickback law.
New voluntary guidelines proposed by the federal government say that such actions--depending on how they're carried out--may be suspect under the False Claims Act, the federal antikickback law.
McCarty Thornton, Associate General Counsel for the Inspector General Division of HHS, issued the opinion that some of these transactions may violate the Medicare and Medicaid antikickback law.
Joseph Regional Medical Center became one of the first institutions in the country to be prosecuted for violating the federal antikickback law because of illegal deals it made with physicians in exchange for referrals from 1991 to 1993.
From a legal standpoint, enhancements that "go too far" may be viewed as illegal inducements to physicians to refer patients to the hospital under the federal antikickback law or evidence of private inurement from a federal tax standpoint.
New voluntary guidelines proposed by the federal government claim that such actions--depending on how they're carried out--may be suspect under the False Claims Act, the federal antikickback law.
Currently, antikickback laws prevent sleep specialists and sleep centers from directly providing therapeutic durable medical equipment to Medicare patients, said Dr.
Her practice deals with the regulatory aspects of structuring arrangements under the Stark and Antikickback laws.
Legal hurdles include those presented by the antitrust and tax laws, Stark regulations, civil monetary penalty and antikickback laws.