Legal issues in use of HCG for weight loss

Use of HCG for weight loss is controversial in many states and prohibited in others, despite claims by proponents of its effectiveness.

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Management services model for medical spas: legal issues

Medical spas and integrative care centers can often benefit from management services models to structure arrangements in light of Stark, anti-kickback and fee-splitting legal rules.

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Sham medical director agreements violate Stark laws

Medical directors at medical spas should be concerned that, unless the arrangement is carefully structured with an eye to legal rules and anti-kickback risks, regulatory enforcement authorities might perceive their role as sham and fraudulent.

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FDA regulates telemedicine on smart phones

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has draft guidance on mobile medical applications for telemedicine health applications on smart phones.

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Use of lasers for body sculpting raises legal issues

Medical spas represent a cash cow for many medical doctors and other health professionals, but medispas are raising legal issues.

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Scope of practice issues continue raise turf battles among health care professions

Turf battles are common in health care, as evidence by continuing legal battles over scope of practice.

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Stark laws were violated as a matter of law, federal judge finds

A federal judge ruled that an acute care hospital violated Stark laws by submitting claims to Medicare that were induced by referrals.

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