self-referral

self-referral

Physician self-referral Health industry The referral by a physician to a health facility–eg, imaging center at which he/she has a financial interest, but no professional responsibility. See Fee-splitting, Joint venture, Kickback, 'Safe harbor' rules. Cf Physician referral, Referral.
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Vices will be accessed via self-referral and providers will receive the request directly from the family.
But a good way to avoid waiting for a GP appointment is to use one of the many community and self-referral services who can help with most minor illnesses and ailments.
A self-referral will be made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
The Parkfield Lighthouse is the only free, self-referral, out-of-hours support and information service for adults with emotional distress and mental health problems in Stockton.
And as a result of the increased self-referral, the bill to taxpayers was $69 million higher in 2010 alone.
As Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amends the Physician Self-Referral Law and the regulations promulgated thereunder (the "Stark Law") from time to time, it is imperative for health care providers to keep themselves informed of the impact of those changes on their overall compliance.
Physician acquisition of ancillary services represents one type of self-referral arrangement, that is, the practice whereby physicians refer their patients to facilities in which the physician has an ownership interest or financial relationship (Mitchell 2007; Hillman and Goldsmith 2010).
Their 24-hour self-referral number is 02476 865 505.
Previously, Barney was senior congressional relations manager for the American Society for Radiation Oncology, where she was the lead advocate on issues including cancer research funding, Medicare, and self-referral.
Workers with musculoskeletal problems, mental ill health or drug and alcohol problems will also be able to access the programme through their GP, employer or a self-referral.
A seat at the table is critical to expressing the logic behind the means to curtail two major policy issues that are driving increased utilization of diagnostic imaging: self-referral (5) and defensive medicine.