ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

OIG calls for federal healthcare coupon safeguards

September 24, 2014 2:05 AM UTC

HHS's Office of the Inspector General said current safeguards are insufficient to prevent consumers from using coupons to fund drug copayments to federal healthcare programs such as Medicare Part D.

In a report, OIG found that although manufacturers took precautions to prevent the improper use, coupons could still be used to pay for Medicare Part D drugs. The report said manufacturers are at risk of violating anti-kickback laws and may be subject to sanctions if they do not take appropriate steps to prevent unpermitted use. ...