This article is from Fierce Practice Management, and it makes a very interesting point regarding fee splitting, or the anti kick back laws. Fee Splitting is the practice where a medical professional splits their professional fees for a referral. In many industries commissions are a common way to pay a sales force, yet it is … Continued
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Everyone is trying to save money these days, and using coupons is becoming more and more common. Coupons can be found from dinners out to oil changes to… medical care? Some websites, such as Groupon, take a portion of the payment received for the medical service. This can be described as a form of fee-splitting or kick-back, which is … Continued
Canadian and British patients wait about twice as long sometimes more than a year to see a specialist, to have elective surgery like hip replacements or to get radiation treatment for cancer.
All told, 827,429 people are waiting for some type of procedure in Canada
In England, nearly 1.8 million people are waiting for a hospital admission or outpatient treatment.
Source: Scott W. Atlas, “10 Surprising Facts About American Health Care,”
Imaging center settles Medicaid fraud allegation alleged illegal kickbacks: Associated Press Business News – MSN Money
The payment of illegal kickbacks for medical referrals is considered “fee splitting”, and can lead to severe penalties. This, among other charges were laid against this facility. Not only are they illegal, they unnecessarily increase the cost of care. In addition to the billing issue, Serra and West allege CDI provided illegal kickbacks to doctors … Continued
New Hips Gone Awry Expose U.S. Kickbacks in Doctors’ Conflicts – Bloomberg. At MediBid, you pay the doctor directly, so there is no chance to kickbacks or fee splitting.
Doctors need to be very careful before signing contracts which require payment of any sort of a percentage of their fees. Ultimately, the state licensing board is the enforcement unit for this, and the best source of information. Read all contracts CLOSELY before committing, and if you are not sure, contact a law firm which … Continued