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MSO Gets Light Enforcement Touch by California Appellate Court Reviewing Management Services Agreement Legal Issues

MSOs (medical services organizations), or physician management and marketing companies, routinely come to us for legal advice about how to create and run an MSO profitably, in a compliant way, [...]

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California Reimbursement for Telehealth

While Medicare reimbursement for telemedicine has garnered a lot of attention, many states also have extensive laws about telehealth reimbursement. For example, California laws provide for [...]

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Is it fee-splitting to share profits in an acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathic, or MD physician group?

An acupuncture student from Northern California wrote in asking the following question about fee-splitting, kickbacks, Stark / self-referral, and group practices.

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Weight Loss Advertisements Found Deceptive and Misleading – Conspiracy and Healthcare Fraud Violations

The 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign is embroiled in a criminal investigation for healthcare fraud and other violationsThe FDA and FBI are investigating.

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FDA Announces Draft Compliance Policy Guide on Labeling and Marketing of Nutritional Products Intended for Use to Diagnose, Cure, Mitigate, Treat or Prevent Disease in Dogs and Cats

The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a draft compliance policy guide (CPG) entitled, “Labeling and Marketing of Nutritional Products Intended for Use to Diagnose, Cure, [...]

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California Steps Up Enforcement with New Law Targeting Medical Spa Treatments: Part 2 (Corporate Practice of Medicine Issues; Legal Strategies)

New California law enhances penalties for medical spa owners and operators that violate the prohibition against unlicensed medical practice, raising visibility and adding deterrence. In Part 1 [...]

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California Steps Up Enforcement with New Law Targeting Medical Spa Treatments: Part 1 (Increased Enforcement, Penalties)

California law now includes increased penalties for medical spa owners who violate the corporate practice of medicine and engage in unlicensed medical practice.

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Case Study: Branding Your Medical Spa or Anti-Aging Clinic—Legal Considerations—Part 3 (Physicians & Estheticians)

Medical doctors as well as non-physician clients frequently ask our healthcare legal team about including non-medical personnel, such as licensed estheticians, in a practice that combines [...]

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Case Study: Branding Your Medical Spa or Anti-Aging Clinic—Legal Considerations—Part 2 (Branding & Marketing)

Branding your medical spa, longevity center, or anti-aging clinic raises legal and regulatory challenges that a skilled healthcare attorney can help you navigate

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Case Study: Branding Your Medical Spa or Anti-Aging Clinic—Legal Considerations—Part 1 (Board Investigations; Structure)

Our healthcare attorneys recently advised a business venture that wanted to brand a medical spa or anti-aging clinic in California, as the first of a nationwide series of medical clinics.