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Definition A practice that is widely regarded as unethical, in which physician A refers a patient to physician B and shares part of the professional fee for services rendered by physician B.

Comment Fee-splitting is generally viewed as a conflict of interest. It contrasts sharply with paying a finder’s fee to a colleague or peer to compensate the referring physician for locating a certain type of patient for participation in clinical research protocols. Fee splitting is unequivocally unacceptable for the medical profession in the UK and those who do may be struck off the GMC’s medical register. 

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fee_splitting  

https://www.manatt.com/insights/newsletters/health-update/examining-fee-splitting-statutes-in-the-context-of#Article1

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