What Orthodontists Need to Know About Illegal Referrals, Kickbacks, and Fee-Splitting Schemes

What Orthodontists Need to Know About Illegal Referrals, Kickbacks, and Fee-Splitting Schemes

To ensure legal compliance, orthodontists, like other healthcare professionals, should maintain a basic awareness of how these healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse laws may impact their practice. To this end, we summarize below the Stark Law, AKS, and related state laws, with an emphasis where applicable on Illinois law. Brace yourself for this number: Of...

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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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Does Your Practice Accept Medicare or Medicaid? You Need a Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Compliance Plan

Does Your Practice Accept Medicare or Medicaid? You Need a Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Compliance Plan

Fighting healthcare fraud, waste and abuse is a government priority. To avoid trouble, every medical practice needs to understand the laws and develop a custom-tailored compliance plan. For healthcare practices, there’s a team of special agents that’s more feared and revered than the FBI — and that’s the Department of Health and Human Services, Office...

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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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