fee splitting
noun Date: 1943 payment by a specialist (as a doctor or a lawyer) of a part of his or her fee to the person who made the referral

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  • Fee splitting — is the practice of sharing fees with professional colleagues, such as physicians or lawyers, in return for being sent referrals [http://www.answers.com/topic/fee splitting] . Fee splitting in medician and healthcareThis is essentially the payment …   Wikipedia

  • fee-splitting — ☆ fee splitting [fē′split΄iŋ ] n. the practice of giving part of the fee charged a referred client or patient to a colleague who makes the referral: it is considered an unethical practice in the medical profession …   English World dictionary

  • fee-splitting — fee splitter, n. /fee split ing/, n. the practice of dividing a fee for professional services between two professional persons, as between a referring doctor and a specialist, without the knowledge of the client. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • fee splitting — fee split·ting fē .split iŋ n payment by a medical specialist (as a surgeon) of a part of the specialist s fee to the physician who made the referral fee split·ter ər n …   Medical dictionary

  • fee-splitting — fee′ split ting n. the practice of dividing a fee for professional services between two professional persons, as between a referring doctor and a specialist • Etymology: 1940–45 fee′ split ter, n …   From formal English to slang

  • fee-splitting — fee splitter, n. /fee split ing/, n. the practice of dividing a fee for professional services between two professional persons, as between a referring doctor and a specialist, without the knowledge of the client. [1940 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • fee-splitting — fee split·ting (feґsplit″ing) the division of moneys received by a specialist, such as a surgeon, between the specialist and the physician who referred the patient …   Medical dictionary

  • fee splitting — noun payment (usually by doctors or lawyers) of part of the fee in return for the referral • Hypernyms: ↑payment, ↑defrayal, ↑defrayment * * * noun : a dividing of a professional fee for specialist s medical services with the recommending… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fee splitting — Division of legal fees between attorney who handles matters and attorney who referred such to him or her. Referrals commonly occur when referring attorney lacks expertise, or experience to effectively handle the particular matter …   Black's law dictionary

  • fee splitting — Division of legal fees between attorney who handles matters and attorney who referred such to him or her. Referrals commonly occur when referring attorney lacks expertise, or experience to effectively handle the particular matter …   Black's law dictionary

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