HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE I

 
1. What practical purpose is served by the safe harbors, advisory opinions, and special fraud alerts issued by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)?
2. Pick three of the Anti-Kickback Statute safe harbors and briefly describe what an individual or organization must do to earn their protection.
3. The Anti-Kickback Statute safe harbors describe circumstances under which a transaction that otherwise would violate the statute will be considered safe and legal. In contrast with that, what is the function of a Special Fraud Alert?