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Stewart Kameen advises healthcare clients on all aspects of federal and state healthcare laws and regulations, with a particular emphasis on fraud and abuse regulatory counseling, corporate compliance, internal investigations and government enforcement actions, qui tam litigation, and transactional matters. Stewart is able to counsel providers drawing on his unique perspective informed by his experience working at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG).

A favorable advisory opinion from the Office of Inspector General for the United States Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) ensures that the government will not impose sanctions concerning the requesting party’s business arrangement. Requesting an advisory opinion may be a good business decision for stakeholders in the healthcare industry.

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Healthcare is one of the most highly regulated industries in the country and providers of all types will eventually be called to action, whether it be responding to an investigation, conducting a compliance review, or proceeding with a self-disclosure. Bass, Berry & Sims has designed the Healthcare How-To Instructional Webinar Series to provide simple step-by-step instructions and best practices for responding accurately and efficiently while avoiding bad tactics, questionable strategies, and unnecessary risk which can create problems and less than ideal outcomes.

The Anti-Kickback Statute’s breadth means that virtually every business arrangement can implicate the statute. Given the highly regulated nature of healthcare and the ever-present risk of enforcement, entities may wish to consider submitting an advisory opinion request to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to obtain a legal opinion regarding whether their arrangement constitutes grounds for sanctions under OIG’s exclusion authorities.

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