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Anti-Kickback Statute

Lincare pays $5.25M to resolve allegations

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08/21/2018

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare has paid $5.25 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute by offering illegal price reductions to Medicare beneficiaries, according to the U.S.

Legal: Tread lightly with telehealth prescriptions

Q. Can my patients obtain a prescription based on a phone call with a prescribing practitioner that my company or a third-party marketing company pays for?
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04/23/2018

A.  There is a good chance the prescription issued will not be valid, and the payment for the telehealth encounter could be problematic under an anti-kickback statute.     

Legal: Mind the threshold

Q. Can I pay a lead generation company for leads?
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01/25/2018

A.  Yes, but the appropriate payment terms will depend on the nature of the leads.

Respironics to pay $34.8M over re-supply program

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03/23/2016

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Respironics has agreed to pay $34.8 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations for paying kickbacks to DME providers that bought its CPAP masks, the Department of Justice has announced.