Chris Sabis Co-Authors Health Law Weekly Article

Member Chris Sabis co-authored an article in the January 26, 2024 issue of the American Health Law Association’s Health Law Weekly.

“Advisory Opinion Highlights Inconsistency Between OIG and DOJ Regarding Gift Cards” concerns the HHS-OIG Advisory Opinion No. 23-15 which concludes that a healthcare consulting company providing gift cards to a physician for referring another physician “does not implicate the Federal anti-kickback statute.” Sabis and his co-author, Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA write that this seems in tension with prior enforcement actions by the Department of Justice and other analogous restrictions and that it’s important to consider the Opinion’s place in the overall guidance.

Health Law Weekly contains summaries of the most important health law developments from that week. It keeps readers informed on what’s happening on the Hill, in the courts, and within the industry.

Sabis concentrates his practice in Government Investigations, Litigation, White Collar Litigation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Much of his work involves fraud and abuse matters, with particularly extensive experience defending and mediating False Claims Act (FCA) cases involving allegations of healthcare and procurement fraud. He defends a wide range of clients in white-collar fraud investigations, commercial litigation, and government investigations.

READ: “Advisory Opinion Highlights Inconsistency Between OIG and DOG Regarding Gift Cards