OIG Agrees Not to Impose Sanctions for $10 Gift Cards for Service Shortfalls

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services issued Advisory Opinion No. 08-07 in response to a health care system’s inquiry regarding Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) and Anti-Kickback compliance of a program to issue gift cards to address patient complaints of bad service. The Requestor health system was comprised…