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Is this an EKRA violation?

Discussion in 'Ask a Whistleblower Attorney' started by anonymous, Nov 18, 2019 at 8:43 AM.

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  1. anonymous

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    if a lab is paying the office manager to also be a collector, is this an ekra violation?? Paying collectors for hours when the office is closed?

  2. Constantine Cannon

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    The Anti-Kickback Statute, 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b(b), extends to all medical providers in a position to arrange or recommend medical services. “Referrals” under the Anti-Kickback Statute include “any item or service for which payment may be made in whole or in part under a Federal health care program.” While the Anti-Kickback Statute covers a broad range of activity, it also requires a showing of an “intent to induce referrals.” Claims for payment submitted to Medicare or Medicaid that include items or services resulting from a violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute are deemed to be false claims under the False Claims Act, even if the defendant did not have the specific intent to commit a violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute.

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