Joshua Epstein

New Law Expands the Reach of Federal Anti-Kickback Principles

New Law Expands the Reach of Federal Anti-Kickback Principles

In late 2018, Congress enacted the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (“EKRA”) as part of the larger effort to combat the national opioid addiction crisis. EKRA significantly expands the federal government’s regulation of transactions in healthcare by applying federal Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) principles to select activities not involving federal health program reimbursement and exposing certain industry participants to sanctions they would face for engaging in conduct similar to that prohibited by the AKS. 

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