In Advisory Opinion, OIG Determines Hospital Discharge Planning Service Could Violate Anti-Kickback Statute

The Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued an opinion (OIG Advisory Opinion No. 11-06) on a proposed arrangement for a specific online post-acute care referral service, finding that the service potentially could violate anti-kickback statute. According to OIG, the requestor of this opinion was a for-profit corporation that…