Alcohol, Repeat Attendees Could Raise Red Flags On Speaker Programs, OIG Attorney Says
Benjamin Wallfisch, a senior attorney at the Office of the Inspector General in the US Department of Health and Human Services, recently discussed how companies can avoid apparent violations of anti-kickback law while hosting educational programs.
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