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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Informed Consent Liability & Lawsuits: 3 Ways to Get Sued

Informed Consent Liability & Lawsuits: 3 Ways to Get Sued

You know that obtaining written informed consent is vital to avoiding lawsuits, but do you know where the legal vulnerabilities actually lie? Understanding three common types of informed consent lawsuits will help you audit your own processes so you can stay out of court. The doctrine of informed consent requires healthcare providers to inform patients...

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How Your Medi-Spa May Be Inadvertently Violating Stark Law

How Your Medi-Spa May Be Inadvertently Violating Stark Law

Physician referrals are great for business, but they can also bring prohibited conflicts of interest. Get to know Stark Law and learn how to avoid putting your medi-spa at risk. An essential legal concern while operating, or first establishing, medical spas or integrative medicine facilities entails anti-kickbacks, self-referring clients, and fee-sharing with outside parties. Laws...

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The Takeaway From CMS 2019 Proposed Physician Payment Rule

The Takeaway From CMS 2019 Proposed Physician Payment Rule

On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issued its annual proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2019. Several key changes are included in this proposal, the most exciting of which is a requirement that physicians are paid for their time when they contact Medicare beneficiaries via telephone or other telecommunications channels...

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Can an Illinois Physical Therapist Give or Receive Money in Exchange for Referrals?

Can an Illinois Physical Therapist Give or Receive Money in Exchange for Referrals?

As a physical therapist, you may have been offered money or gifts in exchange for referrals. Perhaps you have considered offering a referring physician money or gifts in exchange for a referral. If you are not yet familiar with laws relating to giving and receiving money in exchange for referrals, make sure you educate yourself...

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3 Questions a Chiropractor Should Ask before Hiring a Physical Therapist

3 Questions a Chiropractor Should Ask before Hiring a Physical Therapist

Can a chiropractor hire a physical therapist? This question might seem simple, but it implicates a complex array of federal and state laws.  As healthcare practices continue to consolidate and merge, it’s also a question that we’re asked frequently.  Each client and each situation are different, and this post isn’t a substitute for personalized legal...

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