Answer this question
1. Did Novartis Violate its Corporate Integrity Agreement? What’s your opinion?
ALSO answer this questions #1- 4
1. Under a Corporate Integrity Agreement, the OIG wants to hear about certain incidents within 30 days of their occurrence. Give two examples of these “reportable events”.
2. The worst punishment that the OIG may administer is for a “material breach” of the Corporate Integrity Agreement. That punishment is exclusion from participation in Federal health care programs. Give two examples of a material breach.
3. Why is the independence and objectivity of an Independent Review Organization (IRO) so important?
4. If the organization breaches its Corporate Integrity Agreement, it agrees to pay certain “stipulated penalties.” What is a stipulated penalty?