fee splitting


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

Examples of fee splitting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice reprimanded him for false advertising, unethical conduct and fee splitting. Joe Carlson and Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, 23 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fee splitting was in 1931

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“Fee splitting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fee%20splitting. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

fee splitting

fee split·​ting ˈfē-ˌsplit-iŋ How to pronounce fee splitting (audio)
: payment by a medical specialist (as a surgeon) of a part of the specialist's fee to the physician who made the referral
fee splitter noun
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