OIG Skeptical of Paid Speaker Programs; Issues Special Fraud Alert

OIG Skeptical of Paid Speaker Programs; Issues Special Fraud Alert

Recently, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rare Special Fraud Alert pertaining to medical device and pharmaceutical speaker programs. The OIG defines speaker programs as "company-sponsored events at which a physician or other health care professional makes a speech or presentation to other health care professionals about a drug or device product or a disease state on behalf of the company." The sponsoring company typically pays the speakers an honorarium.

February 2, 2021  [ READ MORE ]