Dec. 31, 2012 – Effective Jan. 1, 2013, one of the changes made as a result of the enactment of the new PIP law is the requirement that entities which previously were exempt from healthcare clinic licensure are now required to become licensed.

This change likely was directed specifically at those healthcare practices that are jointly owned by physicians and chiropractors. Although such entities are excluded from licensure under §400.9905(g), they are now required to be licensed as healthcare clinics if they intend to bill for and receive reimbursement for healthcare services under PIP insurance policies.

Those entities that are jointly owned by physicians and chiropractors and which are not currently licensed as healthcare clinics should seek licensure without delay.