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The Health Lawyer - February 2021

Vol. 33 No. 3  

Featured Articles


Regulating Electronic Health Records Through the "Nuclear" Threat and Other Enforcement Options: Federal Government Actions to Compel EHR Industry Changes

The oldest existing patient record, discovered in Egypt in 1862, dates back to 1600 B.C. It was written on papyrus and included 48 case reports of injuries, wounds, and tumors. By the end of the 1800s, paper charts began to resemble present-day content and formatting.


What Is . . . the Corporate Practice of Medicine and Fee-Splitting?: Fee-Splitting Prohibitions

In most states, prohibitions against the corporate practice of medicine operate in tandem with fee-splitting prohibitions, which are intended to regulate who may share in the revenue generated by providing medical services. These laws typically impose restrictions on physicians, prohibiting them from dividing fees with individuals for referrals made or for professional services rendered.