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IG Doesn’t Take Position On Anti-Kickback Exemptions For Drug Value-Based Contracts

June 22, 2018
The HHS Inspector General again did not take a position on drug makers’ requests to exempt value-based pay arrangements from anti-kickback law, according to the most recent semiannual report to Congress, even though the president’s plan to lower drug costs contemplates rewriting the law’s safe harbor guidelines. Some analysts believe the administration is still considering changes to those guidelines, though they are not sure of the direction HHS will take. It’s a criminal offense to knowingly provide something of value...


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