Paying another practitioner a percentage of the collected money for patients
I am still astonished with the attitude of so many practitioners, regarding new clients and the collection of copayments. Recently a practitioner blithely told me, he is well aware that paying another practitioner a percentage of the collected money for patients he treats is illegal, and also under the Federal Anti-Kickback law. Which states, “that only necessary items and services were being provided to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.” The practitioner was unconcerned, because it’s a regular practice by his colleagues. This is the old “they all go through the red light” argument. It is a losing argument. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS!