The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General has terminated its own 2011 advisory opinion regarding financial incentives for referrals from health professionals to an online service that facilitates the exchange of information between healthcare providers and suppliers.
Though a 2011 advisory opinion concluded that the proposed online service "could potentially generate prohibited remuneration under the federal anti-kickback statute if the requisite intent to induce or reward referrals of federal healthcare program business were present," OIG decided at the time not to impose administrative sanctions on the unnamed requestor for the then-proposed arrangement.
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