Life Science Compliance Update



LSCU SPECIAL FEATURE: Into the Nexus – Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) versus Value-Driven Health Care

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As health care reform continues to be a hot topic, there is discussion occurring regarding whether regulatory and compliance laws such as the Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) are antiquated, outdated, and also require modernization, with a focus on improving patient outcomes and reducing overall healthcare costs. As such, the premise remains that the current legal framework is not necessarily compatible with transforming the health care delivery system, and needs to be revamped while still serving to provide substantive protections against fraud and abuse. This two-part series explores the landscape and recent developments in this area.

Part 1: An Uncertain Future in a Dynamic Landscape
By Robert N. Wilkey, Esq., Staff Writer for Life Science Compliance Update

Part 2: The Tension Increases – Online Auctions Violate the AKS
By Calisha D. Myers, Esq., Staff Writer and Dr. Seth B. Whitelaw, Editor, Life Science Compliance Update


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