California is one of many states enacting laws for telemedicine and tele-health. The American Telemedicine Association meets with respect to health care reform: Based on current projections, ATA 2010, May 16-18 in San Antonio, Texas will, once again, be the largest meeting on telemedicine and telehealth ever held
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If you haven’t heard of teleneurophysiology, know that the word tele is going to become as ubiquitous in health care over the next few years as the e- in e-prescribing. Telemedicine news : Feedback from service users will provide insight into opportunities for improvement so that performance can be optimised. In the context of a formative evaluation referring clinician and patient satisfaction with a teleneurophysiology service was examined during a 20 week pilot period.
Do percentage-based, revenue-sharing arrangements between a clinic and its health care practitioners violate Stark, antikickback and fee-splitting…
Many medical spas, health care clinics, integrative medicine facilities, and wellness facilities are asking whether sharing revenues with practitioners violates the law and puts them in legal jeopardy. The answer is complex, simply because it depends on: the actual compensation arrangement being proposed the application of federal law (including Stark and anti kickback rules) to the extent it applies and state law governing self-referral, fee-splitting, kickbacks, and patient brokering Federal law contains numerous exceptions to Stark and “safe harbors” under anti-kickback law. State law often has several statutes,, each governing a different aspect of the problem.
Every state has legal rules that restrict practice boundaries (scope of practice) for non-medical health care professionals, such as acupuncturists, chiropractors, nurses and psychologists. Practitioners and health care entities have to ensure they do not run afoul of these scope of practice legal rules. Below are scope of practice rules from New York governing the acupuncture profession
Drafting legal contracts for medical spa and integrative medicine clinics to address kickback and fee-splitting issues
Many business owners think that handling Stark, kickback and fee-splitting issues in the medspa or integrative care clinic is simply a matter of drafting standard contracts for independent contractors or employees.
Once again researchers are proving that acupuncture helps with back pain. U of Maryland reports : New England Journal of Medicine Article Examines Current Research and Recommends Treatment for Case Study Back pain is one of the most common reasons people see a physician, with nearly three-quarters of people in Western countries experiencing back pain at some point in their lives. According to some estimates, patients with low back pain account for more than $90 billion in annual health care expenses in the United States.
Multi-disciplinary health care clinics and medical spas need to address legal concerns surrounding Stark, kickback, and fee-splitting issues. One of the most confusing arenas surround Stark is the series of rules dedicated to “incident to” medical services
Should children receive half doses of dietary supplements? The Denver Post reports that experts disagree on dietary supplements for ki ds: Dr. Kathi Kemper, who chairs the holistic and integrative medicine department at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, often recommends a multivitamin or fish oil, which contains omega-3 fatty acids, because “people have a funny idea what a healthy diet actually is,” she said
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Live chats are being included as part of a University of Maryland integrative medicine initiative. Live chat on alternative medicine: Live chat: Alternative medicine About 38 percent of U.S. adults and approximately 12 percent of children use some form of complementary medicine, according to a 2007 National Health Interview Survey