POPTSPhysician Ownership of Physical Therapy Services
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(83) In 2006, the South Carolina Supreme Court declared that POPTS constitute illegal fee splitting and kickbacks, ruling that it was the legislative intent of the PT Act to "prohibit a physical therapist from working as an employee of a physician when the physician refers patients to the physical therapist for services," recognizing such prohibited referrals for pay as "kickbacks." (84)
Regardless, provision of physical therapy in organizations like these is less morally convoluted than POPTS.
Position on Physician-Owned Physical Therapy Services (POPTS): White Paper
(2) APTA White Paper (July 2007) Reactions from Members and Patients on Physician-Owned Physical Therapy Services (POPTS), 3.