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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How to Open a Medical Spa (Medspa) if You’re Not a Physician

How to Open a Medical Spa (Medspa) if You’re Not a Physician

Medical spas are a growing business within healthcare, and that many non-physician entrepreneurs are eager to participate in that growth. While there are ways for non-physicians to participate in this industry, it’s crucial that medical services are offered only by physicians or physician-owned entities. By creating an MSO and entering into an MSA with the...

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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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