OIG Declines To Generalize Anti-Kickback Decision On Smartphones

By Jessica Karins / May 24, 2022 at 11:31 AM
The HHS Office of the Inspector General ruled that a health care provider could give smartphones to some patients to allow them to access telehealth services without violating anti-kickback laws because the devices were being given out to promote access to care. However, the OIG made it clear that the ruling is not generalizable to other cases in which health care providers might offer patients access to technology. In the case in question, a health care provider requested guidance from...

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