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OIG AO 18-13 Allows Charitable Donations Made by Business Affiliates to Fund Research Institute


The Office of Inspector General issues a favorable opinion due to low fraud risk.

Recent opinion issued by the OIG observed the possibility of producing prohibited payments due to the trustees directing the contributions. The OIG decided that arrangement posed a low risk of fraud or abuse. This white paper reviews that opinion and how the OIG explained their stance on the situation being low risk.



Thomas Bonura

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Thomas J. Bonura is an associate in the Houston office of Baker Donelson. Mr. Bonura's practice focuses on advising health care organizations and professionals in the transactional, operational and regulatory aspects of the health care industry. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Mr. Bonura served as assistant general counsel for a multi-specialty hospitalist group. He has extensive experience advising hospitals, physicians and advanced practice nurses in a variety of matters including labor and employment, health care compliance, state hospital designation regulations, implementing new professional service lines, income guaranty and relocation agreements, billing and reimbursement, Texas Medical Board and Texas Board of Nursing administrative law, and general corporate law.

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