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No Free Lunch for Physicians: OIG Issues Alert on Obligation of Physicians to Monitor Reassignment of Medicare Payments

03/09/2012

No Free Lunch for Physicians: OIG Issues Alert on Obligation of Physicians to Monitor Reassignment of Medicare Payments

By Paul J. Giancola

On February 8, 2012, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the United States Department of Health & Human Services issued an Alert directed at physicians who reassign their rights to bill and receive payment from Medicare. The Alert warned that physicians who reassign their rights to receive payment from Medicare may be liable for false claims submitted by the entity on behalf of the physician.

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