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ASSESSMENT 2 - INTRODUCTION TO THE ANTI-KICKBACK STATUTE

1. The federal anti-kickback statute's main purpose is to: *
2. The statute states that anyone who knowingly and willfully receives or pays anything of value to influence the referral of federal health care program business, including Medicare and Medicaid, can: *
3. Violations of the statute are punishable by: *
4. Concerns arose among healthcare providers that some relatively innocuous, and in some cases even beneficial, commercial arrangements are prohibited by the anti-kickback statute, because: *
5. Responding to these concerns, Congress in 1987 authorized the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), to issue regulations designating specific "__________" for various payment and business practices that, while potentially prohibited by the law, would not be prosecuted. *
6. Safe harbors “immunize” certain ______________________ that are implicated by the anti-kickback statute from criminal and civil prosecution under the statute. *
7. Failure to comply with a safe harbor provision does not mean that an arrangement is per se illegal and we should advise our clients to seek _______________ if they are unsure about any business arrangement. *
8. Most situations that potentially implicate the ____________ must also be analyzed under the Stark Law and other health care regulations. *
9. Some examples of Medicare rules that can cause problems for health care businesses include: *
10. The conclusion that Affordable Care Act plans are not “Federal health care programs” appears to mean that _________________ can provide such assistance to beneficiaries who purchase their insurance on the government exchanges. *