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Docs-to-Hospital Shuttle Service OK, Says OIG
Health Leaders Media

Federal inspectors said they see nothing illegal about a free local transportation arrangement that would shuttle patients from physicians’ offices to an adjacent hospital.

The nonprofit hospital, whose name was redacted in the opinion, had asked the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services if the complimentary shuttle service the hospital wants to offer would violate anti-kickback statutes and other federal laws against self-referrals.