This article explores the problems within a niche area of health law, the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) safe harbor of the Anti-Kickback Statute. The author advocates for its removal by discussing how the HPSA designation is being used incorrectly to curb fraudulent behavior and how the current provision serves few hospitals. The author concludes by suggesting innovative solutions to remedy the problems with the current HPSA designation system.
HPSA and the Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor: Are We Sending Doctors to the Right Neighborhoods?,
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