OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion regarding Bundle Billing Arrangement between Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support Suppliers

The Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) recently published OIG Advisory Opinion No. 12-12 (issued on September 6, 2012; posted on September 13, 2012) in response to a request concerning a proposed bundle billing arrangement for basic life support/advanced life support joint responses by an ambulance supplier and a paramedic supplier. Based on the facts of this particular arrangement, the OIG determined that the arrangement would not generate prohibited remuneration under the anti-kickback statute and thus would not be grounds for imposing administrative sanctions.

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