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Starting a Medical Billing Business => Starting Your Own Medical Billing Business => Topic started by: ljones88 on September 28, 2015, 07:48:18 PM

Title: Fee Splitting
Post by: ljones88 on September 28, 2015, 07:48:18 PM
I've searched the forums and haven't quite found the answer to my question. I understand that physicians cannot participate in fee splitting in some states. Florida has a law against fee splitting, however, after speaking to other Florida billing service companies most of them do charge a percentage per claim paid amount. I think I may be misunderstanding the fee splitting issue. Can someone point me to a possible site that can further explain this?
Title: Re: Fee Splitting
Post by: Michele on September 28, 2015, 08:18:04 PM
I don't know of any specific website for FL but I have read this one for NY which breaks it down nicely:  https://www.kirschenbaumesq.com/article/paying-a-billing-company-or-biller-a-percentage-a-no-no 

I know this is for NY but I think it is the same basically for FL.
Title: Re: Fee Splitting
Post by: PMRNC on September 29, 2015, 10:12:40 AM
Florida indeed is another state where the law is very clear and concise. PMRNC has an area with case precedences and the full state statutes available. www.billerswebsite.com

For Florida:  prohibits "paying or receiving any commission,
bonus, kickback, or rebate, or engaging in any split-fee arrangement in any form whatsoever with a physician, organization, agency, or person, either directly or indirectly, for patients referred to providers of health care goods and services . . .

Florida actually has the most case precedences on record.