What Can Providers Give to Patients?

Elizabeth A. Hogue recently sent the series of articles below about what providers can give to patients. Please do not hesitate to contact her at (877) 871-4062 or [email protected] with comments, questions, or requests for additional information.

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Part 1 – Applicable federal statutes and exceptions

Part 2 – Exception for items and services of nominal value

Part 3 – Circumstances under which free items and services may be given to patients who have a demonstrated financial need

Part 4 – Recent OIG guidance regarding incentives to promote COVID-19 vaccination

Part 5 – Exception for preventive items or services

Part 6 – Exception for free items or services that promote access to care

Part 7 – Case example from OIG Advisory Opinion No. 09-11