On October 2, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a proposed rule adding new safe harbor provisions to the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and expanding exceptions to the Beneficiary Inducement Civil Monetary Penalty Statute (Proposed Rule). The Proposed Rule was published in the Federal Register on October 3, 2014. Of note, the OIG has proposed an exception to the Beneficiary Inducements Statute (BIS) that would permit pharmacies to offer rewards or incentives based, in part, on co-payments or co-insurance paid by federal health care program beneficiaries for prescription drug purchases.

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