This crisp and focused session will decode the myths surrounding Stark compensation restrictions and will point out opportunities for creativity. It will elucidate some of the "safe-harbored" compensation models, but will go further. It will also present the findings from a survey of leading physician groups and lessons they have learned in deploying cutting edge physician compensation models to produce quality and value.
Why Should You Attend: There are many myths about Stark compensation requirements within groups-whether independent or hospital affiliated. The new false claims liability for non-compliant claims makes this issue a real concern. Stark problems in a group are now potential whistleblower targets. In addition, the new value mandates ought to make practices focus their attention on how to make internal compensation consistent with new external incentives while remaining compliant. Not only for traditional medical practices but in the new hospital employment of physicians, these challenges are not well understood by those responsible for implementation.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- How the Stark definition of a group matters and when it doesn't
- Productivity vs. profit sharing: the key differences
- "Incident to" vs. shared visits
- Hospital employment wrinkles
- What leading organizations are doing
- Lessons learned
- Medical Group Administrators
- Health System CFOs
- Finance Directors
- Health System Physician Group Managers
- Health System and Group Practice Compliance Officers
- In-house Counsel of Physician Groups and Health Systems
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
CME Credit Statement
- Discuss myths surrounding Stark compensation restrictions and the opportunities for creativity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of CFMC and MentorHealth. CFMC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CFMC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals Credit Statement
This educational activity has been planned and implemented following the administrative and educational design criteria required for certification of health care professions continuing education credits. Registrants attending this activity may submit their certificate along with a copy of the course content to their professional organizations or state licensing agencies for recognition for 1 hour.
It is the policy of Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) and MentorHealth that the faculty discloses real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of the educational activity.
All members of the faculty and planning team have nothing to disclose nor do they have any vested interests or affiliations.
Obtaining Certificate of Credit
Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) hosts an online activity evaluation system, certificate and outcomes measurement process. Following the activity, you must link to CFMC's online site (link below) to complete the evaluation form in order to receive your certificate of credit. Once the evaluation form is complete and submitted, you will be automatically sent a copy of your certificate via email. Please note, participants must attend the entire activity to receive all types of credit. Continuing Education evaluation and request for certificates will be accepted up to 60 days post activity date. CFMC will keep a record of attendance on file for 6 years.