Physician Compensation: Stark and The State of The Art

Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Alice G. Gosfield
Webinar Id: 800181


One Attendee


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:

  • 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

Who Will Benefit:
  • 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

Educational Objectives(S)
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss myths surrounding Stark compensation restrictions and the opportunities for creativity.

CME Credit Statement
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 Creditâ„¢. 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.

Disclosure Statement
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.

Speaker Profile
Alice G. Gosfield Esq, of Philadelphia’s Alice G. Gosfield and Associates, PC, has a national practice devoted to health law and healthcare regulation with a special emphasis on physician representation, managed care, quality, fraud and abuse, and medical staff issues. A graduate of Barnard College and NYU Law School, she has been named as one of the top twenty-five health lawyers in the country in 2007 and 2009 and has been a Best Lawyer in America (Health Law) for more than twenty years. She served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Committee for Quality Assurance for five terms (1998-2002) and was President of the National Health Lawyers Association (now the American Health Lawyers Association) from 1992-93.

She was the founding Chairman of the Board of PROMETHEUS Payment Inc., and a member of the original and continuing Design Team. She is the first Chairman of the Board of the Healthcare Incentives Improvement Institute, Inc, (HCI3) the merger of PROMETHEUS Payment Inc and Bridges to Excellence, Inc.

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