Leasing Space to Physicians and Medical Groups: Knowing the Rules to Stay out of Trouble

The webinar will include practical strategies that health care executives can use to enhance the defensibility of these arrangements, including potential features of an organizational policy.

Instructor: Joseph Wolfe
Date: Wednesday January 16, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM PST | 02:00 PM EST

Duration: 60 Minutes

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Overview:

Several of the recent Stark Law cases and settlements have highlighted the risks of entering into flawed leasing arrangements.

In this webinar, Mr. Wolfe will discuss why these leases must satisfy a Stark Law exception, and why the rental rate paid must be at fair market value and on terms that are commercial reasonable.

He will also discuss key features of effective and defensible physician leases. The webinar will include practical strategies that health care executives can use to enhance the defensibility of these arrangements, including potential features of an organizational policy

Why should you Attend: Many health care organizations lease space to physicians and physician groups and this trend is expected to continue.

Unfortunately, these leases carry substantial compliance risk if they are not structured and implemented correctly.The regulatory requirements leases under the health care fraud and abuse laws (Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute) are very complex. In recent years, several health care organizations have made compliance missteps which subjected them to substantial penalties and settlements with the government.

It’s critical for health care leaders to understand the rules surrounding leases with physicians and groups so they can spot and address issues to help mitigate risk. Many health care organizations have developed policies and processes that outline the structures, rental rates and documentation that are required when entering into lease arrangements.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Provide a Legal and Regulatory Overview (e.g., Stark, Anti-Kickback, etc.)
  • Examine Critical Components of compliant Lease Arrangements
  • Discuss Best Practices for Drafting Leases and the Related Financial Terms
  • Review Processes for Documenting Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness
  • Discuss Best Practices for Auditing Existing Leases and Potential Pitfalls
  • Review Features of an Organizational Policy Focused on Leases with Physicians Medical Groups

Who Will Benefit:
  • In-House Counsel
  • Health Care Compliance Officers
  • Health Care Human Resources
  • Health Care CFOs
  • Health Care Executives

Speaker Profile
Joseph Wolfe is an attorney with Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C., the largest health care focused law firm in the country. Mr. Wolfe provides advice and counsel to some of the nation's largest health systems, hospitals and medical groups on a variety of health care issues. He regularly counsels clients on a national basis regarding compliance-focused physician compensation and alignment strategies. He is a frequent speaker on issues related to the physician self-referral statute (Stark Law), hospital-physician transactions, physician compensation governance and health care valuation issues. Before attending law school at the University of Wisconsin, he served as a combat engineer in the United States Army.


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