Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

Quickie Consult 234

From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: Many of the issues I bring to you are very small, yet each issue is just that, an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and more importantly, focus on the bigger issues...a larger practice and more family time.

“If It's Too Good to Be True”

I would like to introduce you to "Bubba."  He will be your wife for "5-7" if you get involved in a "get rich quick scheme" or an "it's too good to be true" scenario. 
 
NOTE: IDNGARA if this isn't politically correct!
 
I have received  phone calls asking about getting involved in one specific type of program where you pay a service a monthly fee based upon a contract. The service reaches out to lawyers and takes their clients and triages them to MRI facilities, pain management specialists for injections, chiropractors for ongoing care, and pain management specialists for opioid support. The hook for the lawyer to refer is to bolster the case to drive up settlement figures. In some instances, there is financing available for the doctors to get paid up front and in other instances, there are large percentages or fees for rental of space for specialists to utilize your space for brief periods of time. Referrals are based upon clinical necessity only and if you pay a service that functions inappropriately, even if you are not the one making the referral, it makes you an accomplice in the scheme to defraud the system. At the end of the day, it will cost you your license, a huge legal defense bill and a potential introduction to "Bubba." If you are part of a scheme like that, contact a health care lawyer immediately to extricate yourself and close the door behind you.

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