Laser Treatment at the Medspa: The Rules on Physician Delegation and Oversight in Illinois

Laser Treatment at the Medspa: The Rules on Physician Delegation and Oversight in Illinois

Ablative and non-ablative laser treatments for skin rejuvenation are some of the most common and popular services available at medical spas. Because these procedures are considered the practice of medicine in Illinois, only physicians have the legal authority to perform them. However, qualified non-physician personnel may provide laser treatment services, if delegated and supervised by...

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Legal Risks of Sharing Patient Photos in Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

Legal Risks of Sharing Patient Photos in Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

Just because your peers feature before-and-after photos in their marketing doesn’t mean that it’s legally compliant. Learn the risks of sharing patient photos and how you can stay on the right side of HIPAA and your state laws. Testimonials from real patients are some of the most compelling marketing tools available. For that reason, and...

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A Medi-Spa Practitioner’s Refresher on Medical Necessity and Cosmetic Treatments

A Medi-Spa Practitioner’s Refresher on Medical Necessity and Cosmetic Treatments

In Illinois, almost all health insurance companies and HMOs pay claims based on medical necessity. If a treatment is deemed to be medically necessary, an insurance company or HMO will likely pay the claim on that treatment. However, if a treatment is deemed to be purely cosmetic and not medically necessary, then an insurance company...

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