• OIG Approves a Proposal to Use Tax Revenue as Payment for Cost-Sharing Amounts Owed by Residents to a County-Operated Ambulance Service
  • August 22, 2006 | Authors: Marcelo N. Corpuz; Jessica A. Van Bommel
  • Law Firm: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP - Milwaukee Office
  • In a recent advisory opinion, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General ("OIG") discusses whether a municipality ("County") may use tax revenue to cover cost-sharing amounts owed by County residents for County owned and operated ambulance services under the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute ("AKS"). The OIG concludes that while there may be a technical violation of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the OIG will not impose administrative sanctions upon the County.