WASHINGTON -- We all like free, but how about free medical care? The Department of Health and Human Services for the first time has permitted one medicare provider to hand out $20 grocery gift cards for older patients that come in for medical screenings. Up until this year, Health and Human Services has rejected similar promotions, concerned it would violate federal anti-kickback laws.
The Washington Guardian reports the government declined to release the name of the provider or which state it operates from. The facility was approved, because it agreed not to advertise the free giveaway.
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