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Anesthesia-services provider’s plans raise red flags
Modern Healthcare

An anesthesia-services provider’s proposals to enter into contracts with physician-owned outpatient surgery and endoscopy centers could lead to liability under the anti-kickback statute and possible administrative sanctions, the HHS‘ inspector general’s office said.

According to the May 25 advisory opinion, the provider submitted two proposed arrangements in which it would enter into contracts with ambulatory surgical centers.