Offering “Value-Added” Services to Customers While Avoiding Prohibitive Inducements
An important way for a pharmacy to set itself apart from its competitors is to offer services to existing and prospective patients…services that other pharmacies cannot offer. And with the recent relaxation of the federal anti-kickback statute (“AKS”), the federal physician self-referral statute (“Stark”), and the federal beneficiary inducement statute, CMS and the OIG are encouraging the provision of “value-added” services to patients.
At the same time, it is important that the pharmacy not go so far that it inadvertently violates these statutes. This webinar will discuss (i) the federal laws governing value-added services to patients; (ii) those value-added services that are legally acceptable; (iii) those value-added services that may trigger a government enforcement action.
In this webinar you will:
- Learn about the federal laws that govern value-added services that pharmacies can offer to existing and prospective patients.
- Hear about value-added services that are legally acceptable.
- Understand those value-added services that may trigger a government enforcement action.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss these topics this further, please contact us.