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Holiday Gift Giving: Healthcare Providers Beware of Federal Law Print E-mail
Written by Vitale Health Law   
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 17:42
 
As we approach the holidays, now may be an appropriate time to point out the rules relating to gifts that providers can give to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. During this  time of the year, some healthcare professionals may want to give gifts to their patients, other physicians or even referral sources. Before you do, consider this: It can land you in a heap of trouble with the federal government unless you follow the law. In December 2016, the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General released a policy statement regarding gifts of nominal value to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. At that time, the OIG raised the nominal value of gifts allowed from having a retail value of no more than $10 per item or $50 in aggregate annually per beneficiary to $15 per item or $75 in aggregate annually per beneficiary.
 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 October 2018 17:44
 


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