OIG Gives Green Light to Patient Assistance Program

A non-profit charitable organization’s proposal to provide assistance in the form of partial or full coverage of copayments for certain financially needy patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis received a favorable advisory opinion by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In OIG Advisory Opinion 14-11, the OIG looked at two aspects of the proposal in relationship to the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Civil Monetary Penalties for beneficiary inducement:  (1) The… Read More >