OIG Releases Letter Outlining Changes to Self-Disclosure Program
(March 27, 2009)
The Office of Inspector General released an open letter to providers outlining significant changes to its Self-Disclosure Program, which was created to help resolve matters giving rise to civil monetary penalties under the anti-kickback statute and physician self-referral laws. The changes narrow the scope to better allocate OIG resources in addressing issues, though OIG urges providers not to draw any conclusions about their enforcement of the self-referral law. To read the OIG letter, please use the following link:
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Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.
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