Federal law gives authority to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to impose Civil Monetary Penalties to practices that hire an employee/contractor who has been excluded from Medicare (or other federal programs). If the employee/contractor is involved in any part of service to the Medicare (or other federal program) patient, it can create a penalty liability as much as $10,000 PER service rendered.
Sometimes, it takes a little historical glance to remember change in other areas. The ICS has always made an incredible impact on the profession in Illinois, but in the last 12 years, so much has changed. The following is a brief list of legislation that the Illinois Chiropractic Society both introduced and passed on your behalf in the last 12 years.
Hiring a newly graduated chiropractor or a chiropractor licensed in another state to work in your clinic before he or she receives an Illinois license is an admirable thing, and in the long run, it can be quite beneficial to your clinic.