FON: The Business of Integrative Health & Medicine

The Absurd Economics of Nutrition and Exercise

The “three-legged stool” of nutrition, physical activity and stress reduction is at this point, beyond reproach. So exactly why then are these low cost, low tech, powerful clinical and educational interventions largely missing, or at best, minimally covered within the core medical school curriculum?

Legal Viewpoint: MDs Operating Web-Based Health and Wellness Businesses

Many physicians are dissatisfied with their medical practice and wonder whether they can legally open a side online health and wellness business–be it online health and wellness coaching, dietary supplement sales, Skype second medical opinions, or another health venture.

New Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine Broadens Leadership Team

In a speech announcing the new entity, the founding president Mimi Guarneri, MD mentioned three new areas of involvement beyond ABIHM’s historic education and certification agenda: policy, inter-professionalism and an international reach.

Anti-Kickback and Fee-Splitting Legal Issues When MDs (and others) Lease Space

Many physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and other healthcare practitioners want to know whether they are fee-splitting when they rent a room hourly from a medical practice or other healthcare facility or practitioner. Attorney Michael H. Cohen sheds some light.

Fee-Splitting 101 for MDs and other Integrative Health Practitioners

Is it fee-splitting to hire another medical doctor, chiropractor, acupuncturist, or other health care practitioner in your office and give them a “cut” of patient revenues? Attorney Michael H. Cohen weighs in on this important and often misunderstood topic.

How to Improve Your Integrative Health Personal Brand: A-Z Infographic

As an integrative health and medicine practitioner or executive, what are you doing to position your personal brand? If the answer is nothing, then you’re leaving it to others to define your brand for you. And that is never a good thing!

4 Reasons to Consider Integrative Medicine Group Clinic Visits

If your practice accepts third-party payer reimbursements, consider group clinic visits as a unique opportunity to cost-effectively deliver important services with reasonable compensation.

7 Effective Website Design Attributes for Integrative Health Brands

If your website is not effectively designed and optimized to ‘immediately’ engage visitors, you may be losing more prospective patients or clients than you think.

Preventive Medicine as a Viable Financial Model

Prevention remains the only magic bullet ‘cure’ for most malignancies and chronic disease. It’s where we’re headed. The conundrum for providers lies in delivering the most effective services with sufficient profit margin.

America’s ‘Pain Epidemic’ and the Role of Integrative Medicine Providers and Payers

One of the nation’s largest medical organizations representing pain physicians is calling for significant changes in the way insurance companies provide coverage for pain treatment. The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) released a position paper at its annual meeting calling on insurance payers to provide adequate coverage for interdisciplinary pain care, including physical therapy, massage, yoga, acupuncture and other alternative therapies.

 
 
 

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