To: Members Receiving Supplier Rebates

Should you receive a check from HealthTrust Purchasing Group (“HealthTrust”) (of which AdvantageTrust is the sub-acute division) for vendor rebates earned on purchases by you and your location(s) with contract suppliers through the AdvantageTrust portfolio such vendor rebates should be considered a discount and reported under any state or federal program that provides cost or charge-based reimbursement for products or services, in order to comply with 42 U.S.C. Section 1320a-7b(b)(3)(A) and the safe harbor regulations set forth at 42 C.F.R. Section 1001.952(h). You are responsible for allocating to your location(s) any rebates received from HealthTrust or directly from vendors and providing to your location(s) all required information regarding such rebates and their allocation as required by law and the terms of the Healthcare provider statement (if applicable) in the HealthTrust Participation Agreement.

If you have questions, e-mail the AdvantageTrust customer service at atmembership@advantagetrustpg.com. Please include your GPOID number and the dollar amount in question when submitting your inquiry.

Thank you.