Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Danielle Sloane discussed an opinion issued by the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) approving a hospital’s arrangement to offer free lodging and meals to certain financially needy patients who live more than 90 miles from the hospital in underserved areas. As Danielle discussed in the article, the opinion “further demonstrates that the OIG is supportive of efforts to promote access to care as long as they are not used to influence the patients’ choice of where to obtain care.”

The full article, “Hospital Can Give Needy Patients Free Meals, Lodging,” was published by BNA’s Health Law Resource Center on March 13, 2017, and is available online.