Stark and Anti-Kickback Compliance in a COVID-19 World: Navigating the Evolving Regulatory Requirements, Blanket Waivers and Compliance Landmines Applicable to Physician Arrangements

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Date: Wednesday July 15, 2020
Time:

11:00 AM PDT | 02:00 PM EDT

Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Joseph Wolfe
Webinar Id: 802075
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Overview:

In this webinar Mr. Wolfe will discuss industry trends, including some of the proactive steps health care leaders can take to modify and stabilize their physician and APP coverage arrangements.

He will also discuss the evolving regulatory requirements surrounding COVID-19, including the Stark and Anti-Kickback Laws and the blanket waivers that were issued earlier this year in connection with the pandemic.

The webinar will discuss the scope and application of the previously issued blanket waivers related to COVID-19 physician arrangements. It will also address how health care leaders can analyze and document compliance during and after the pandemic.

Why should you Attend: In today's challenging environment hospital, health care leaders are taking proactive steps to modify and stabilize their provider arrangements to ensure they have sustainable physician and APP coverage that meets the needs of patients and their communities. At the same time, leaders should not lose sight of compliance.

The government has warned that it will be working to combat potential fraud and abuse resulting from arrangements that were entered into in response to the pandemic.

In this challenging environment health care leaders should understand physician and APP contracting trends and how to navigate the evolving regulatory requirements surrounding COVID-19 so they can mitigate risk.

In particular, leaders should understand how to analyze and document their good faith believe that their arrangements fall within any available blanket waivers to protect their organizations from future False Claims Act relator suits (also known as whistleblower suits) and enforcement actions.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Physician and APP contracting and compensation trends, including fair market value, commercial reasonableness, productivity and issues arising from the national pause on elective procedures
  • Best practices for structuring, modifying and stabilizing physician and APP arrangements during and after the pandemic
  • Pandemic related contracting pitfalls and compliance issues
  • The scope of the Stark and Anti-Kickback laws and application of the blanket waivers
  • Auditing physician and APP arrangements during and after the pandemic
  • Analyzing and documenting compliance during and after the pandemic

Who Will Benefit:
  • Hospital
  • Health System
  • Medical Group Executives
  • Compliance Officers
  • General Counsel
  • Contracting Specialists
  • Attorneys
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Consultants

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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