In an advisory opinion posted June 13 (Advisory Opinion 13-03), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (OIG) stated that a laboratory services leasing arrangement between an independent clinical laboratory and physician practices could potentially violate the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) even if the leased laboratories did not serve federal health care patients.
Health Care Law
Federal Health Care Business Carve-Out May Violate Statute
The Legal Intelligencer
July 2, 2013