Collecting revenue for ancillary care provided at a hospital

July 4, 2008

I'm employed by a not-for-profit hospital. Does that mean I can't collect revenue for ancillary services such as lab work and imaging?

I'm employed by a not-for-profit hospital. Does that mean I can't collect revenue for ancillary services such as lab work and imaging?

The answer depends mostly on the terms of your contract with the hospital. But other factors also can come into play-including who refers patients for the services and how you'd be compensated for them. So talk with the hospital's legal counsel and your own healthcare attorney before asking for any income derived from ancillary care.

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