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OIG Policy Statement Regarding Hospitals That Discount or Waive Amounts Owed by Medicare Beneficiaries for Self-Administered Drugs Dispensed in Outpatient Settings

Guidance to hospitals stating that the OIG will not impose administrative sanctions for discounting or waiving amounts Medicare beneficiaries may owe for self-administered drugs they receive in outpatient settings when those drugs are not covered by Medicare Part B , subject to certain conditions.

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Final

Issued by: Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Issue Date: October 29, 2015

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