HHS Watchdog Blesses Proposed Gift Card Giveaway To Encourage Test Returns
A proposal that would give some patients gift cards in exchange for returning a screening test sample would not violate anti-kickback law because it doesn’t encourage medically unnecessary services, HHS-OIG says.
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