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Letter from Chief Counsel to the Inspector General Regarding "Up-front Rebates," "Prebates," and "Signing Bonus" Payments

Guidance responding to request for clarification as to the legality of up-front and percentage payments in connection with medical supply contracts. 

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Issued by: Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Issue Date: July 17, 2000

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