OIG Issues Advisory Opinion on E-Discharge Systems

The Office of the Inspector General issued an advisory opinion on May 13 (publicly posted on May 20th) stating that being charged a fee to electronically receive and respond to referral requests from hospitals for post discharge care violates the federal anti-kickback statute.

The full document relating to what are known as “e-discharge” systems includes background information, legal analysis, and potential sanctions from OIG is available here.

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