OIG's Alert Has Broad Implications With A Hint Of Warning

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT) -- On March 26, 2013, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services issued its first special fraud alert (found here) in three years. The new alert focuses on physician-owned distributorships (PODs), a type of entity that has been the subject of ongoing controversy.

PODs are physician-owned businesses that distribute and sometimes manufacture medical devices. They have come under scrutiny because of the possibility that their physician-owners may stand to profit from their own use of devices on patients or from use...
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