Dr. Ascher is in solo private practice but values a collaborative approach to patient care. Dr. Ascher is a separate legal entity from anyone else involved in the care of his patients.
Dr. Ascher never engages in “fee splitting” or “percentage-based fee arrangements” with other clinicians. Dr. Ascher does not receive any financial compensation when he refers to other clinicians and treatment centers. Both the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association consider the practices of “fee splitting” or “percentage-based fee arrangements” unethical because they undermine patient trust among other reasons. “Fee splitting” occurs when a patient is referred by one doctor to another in return for a portion of the fee that the referral doctor receives for treating the patient. A patient should be able to rely on his or her doctor to make referrals based only on the skill and quality of the clinician to which the patient is being referred.
Dr. Ascher provides consultation to a select number of clinicians in clinical matters and receives what is considered reasonable and customary fees for that professional support.
Dr. Ascher has no financial ties to pharmaceutical or device companies, treatment facilities, or diagnostic centers. Dr. Ascher does not serve as a paid speaker, lecturer, researcher, or writer for any company.
Dr. Ascher has opted out of sharing de-identified prescription information with drug makers through the American Medical Association’s Prescription Data Restriction Program. The program empowers physicians by allowing them to restrict pharmaceutical sales representatives from accessing their prescribing data.Please share this post!