New anti-kickback prohibition in opioid bill creates tangled web of compliance obligations

On October 3, the U.S. Congress passed H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (the SUPPORT Act), a wide-reaching bill that aims to combat opioid abuse.

One largely overlooked but significant provision of the bill, section 8122, would make it a federal crime to receive or offer remuneration for referrals to a recovery home, clinical treatment facility, or laboratory, regardless of whether the referred patients are covered under a federal health care program or privately insured.

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