The Legal Dangers Physicians Face When Working with Third Parties

Physicians regularly work with businesses who want the doctors to use their products. To encourage physicians to choose their practice over competitor practices, vendors often offer incentives. Doctors need to know which incentives are legitimate, which relationships create a conflict of interest, and which business relationships can result in state or federal charges that the doctor violated civil or criminal law. An experienced healthcare business attorney can help you manage your practice and respect the relevant healthcare laws. Michael H. Cohen Law Group does more than just advice clients. We have written books on integrative medicine, legal ethics and other legal medical issues. Doctor Relationships between Physicians and Third-Party Payers In addition to the federal government, other entities often pay physicians for their services and medical items. These third-party payers include: Commercial insurers State Governments Just as there are many federal healthcare laws,…

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