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Special Advisory Bulletin: Offering Gifts and Other Inducements To Beneficiaries

Guidance to alert the health care industry of the scope of acceptable practices under section 1128A(a)(5) of the Social Security Act and to provide bright-line guidance that will protect Medicare and Medicaid programs, encourage compliance, and level the playing field among providers.  

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Issued by: Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Issue Date: August 30, 2002

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