Interest-Free Financing: OIG Advisory Opinion

July 8, 2022

AMARILLO, TX - The federal anti-kickback statute (“AKS”) is very broad. The AKS makes it a criminal offense to knowingly and willfully offer, pay, solicit, or receive any remuneration...

Compensating Marketing Reps of Affiliated Companies

June 25, 2022

AMARILLO, TX - One of the safe harbors is the “Employee Safe Harbor.” It states that if a person is a bona fide employee (full-time or part-time) of a provider/supplier, the compensation paid to the employee does not violate the AKS.

Negotiating Managed Care Contracts

June 10, 2022

AMARILLO, TX - Historically, DME suppliers have taken care of Medicare patients and have billed CMS directly. This is known as “Medicare fee-for-service” (Medicare FFS). Also, historically, suppliers have taken care of state Medicaid patients.

Personal Services and Management Contracts Safe Harbor: OIG Guidance

June 6, 2022

AMARILLO, TX - All health care providers, including DME suppliers, should be aware of the federal anti-kickback statute (“AKS”).

Federal Laws: A Primer

May 27, 2022
AMARILLO, TX – DME suppliers live in the proverbial “glass house.” If a supplier is doing something it should not be doing, someone knows about it. That “someone” can be an existing employee, an ex-employee, a government enforcement/reg

Exceptions to the Beneficiary Inducement Statute

April 22, 2022
AMARILLO, TX – Section 1128A(a)(5) of the Social Security Act (the “Beneficiary Inducement Statute”) prohibits a person from offering or transferring to a Medicare or Medicaid beneficiary any remuneration that the person knows or should kno