Office of Inspector General October 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Medicare and State Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Safe Harbor for Federally Qualified Health Centers Arrangements Under the Anti-Kickback Statute
Document Number: E7-19636
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of Inspector General, Inspector General Office, Health and Human Services Department, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
In accordance with section 431 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), this final rule sets forth a safe harbor under the anti-kickback statute to protect certain arrangements involving goods, items, services, donations, and loans provided by individuals and entities to certain health centers funded under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. The goods, items, services, donations, or loans must contribute to the health center's ability to maintain or increase the availability, or enhance the quality, of services available to a medically underserved population.