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Special Fraud Alert: Physician-Owned Entities

Guidance to physician-owned entities that derive revenue from selling, or arranging the sale of, implantable medical devices ordered by their physician-owner for use in procedures the physician-owners perform on their own patients at hospitals or ambulatory surgical centers. This guidance focuses on the particular attributes and practices that OIG believes produce substantial fraud and abuse risk and pose dangers to patient safety.

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Issued by: Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Issue Date: March 26, 2013

DISCLAIMER: The contents of this database lack the force and effect of law, except as authorized by law (including Medicare Advantage Rate Announcements and Advance Notices) or as specifically incorporated into a contract. The Department may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on the guidance repository, except to establish historical facts.