“Implausible” That Scheme to Induce Referrals Would Leave Physician Ignorant of Its True Purpose

Overview


Tony Maida and Lauren D’Agostino wrote this bylined article about a federal case alleging covert physician contract inducements to violate of the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS). “This case highlights how allegations of AKS violations can intermingle with the ‘economic credentialing’ policies of hospitals who have a legitimate interest in preserving their ability to choose who to contract with and under what restrictions,” the authors wrote, adding that the case shows “the importance of hospitals having clear policies concerning competitive restrictions in its physician contracts and medical privileges.” Read the full article