fee splitting


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fee splitting

The unethical practice of returning to the referring health care provider a portion of the fee received from a patient who is seen in consultation.
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Staff gave an opinion that the fee arrangement--as described on the LawButler website--was impermissible fee splitting as it involved collecting information from clients, matching clients to a specific lawyer, charging a referral fee only when the lawyer accepted the case, and having the lawyer bill the fee back to the client.
Both the Professional Ethics Committee and the Standing Committee on Advertising voted unanimously that the proposed fee arrangement was impermissible fee splitting.
At its May meeting, the BRCPE deadlocked 4-4 over whether the practice would be impermissible fee splitting with a nonlawyer, and recommended that the issue be referred to the Special Committee on Lawyer Referral Services.
At its July meeting, the BRCPE reconsidered the issue and voted 4-3 to recommend to the board that LawButler's plan did constitute fee splitting.
Issues related to fee splitting and permissible corporate structures have been the issues most frequently posed to the board.
The board held that this agreement was not prohibited under the fee splitting statute.
The board held that the return on the physicians' investment would be proportionate to ownership interest, and, therefore, would not violate the fee splitting statute.
Supporters of that vote noted that the Social Security Administration allows nonlawyers to represent others in administrative hearings and that fee splitting is not involved if the fee goes to the firm and not the paralegal.
6 million to outside companies controlled by senior management, underlining the increased regulatory risk of a business model that could "run afoul of State and Federal laws governing corporate practice of medicine, fee splitting and physician-referrals.
4 (which embodies the prohibitions on fee splitting and partnerships) has been adopted in some version by almost every jurisdiction except the District of Columbia.
He said the MDP issue affects fee splitting, unlicensed practice of law, supervising employees, confidentiality, solicitation of business, trust funds, pro bono and many other areas of Bar rules.