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Rs 14:70.5 Fraudulent Remuneration

§70.5. Fraudulent remuneration

A. Fraudulent remuneration is the intentional solicitation, receipt, offer, or payment of any remuneration, including but not limited to bribes, rebates, or bed hold payments, directly or indirectly, overtly or covertly, in cash or in kind, to or from a third party for the following:

(1) In return for the referral of an individual to a health care provider for the purpose of providing any good, service, or supply, billed to the Louisiana medical assistance program.

(2) In return for purchasing, leasing, or ordering, or for arranging or recommending for the purchasing, leasing, or ordering, of any good, supply, service, or facility billed to the Louisiana medical assistance program.

(3) For the recruitment of new patients for the purpose of providing any good, supply, service, or facility billed to the Louisiana medical assistance program.

(4) To any recipient or his representative, for goods, services, supplies, or facilities furnished to the recipient and billed to the Louisiana medical assistance program.

B. Normal business practices which fall within the "safe harbor" exemptions of R.S. 46:438.2 shall not be construed as an offense under the provisions of this Section.

C. Whoever commits the crime of fraudulent remuneration shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or may be fined not more than twenty thousand dollars, or both.

Acts 1999, No. 450, §1.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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