Structuring and Auditing Physician Leases Under the New Stark Rules

Instructor: Joseph Wolfe
Webinar Id: 800912

Duration: 60 Minutes

  • Recorded
  • Only for one participant ?
  • Price $179.
  • Corporate Recorded
  • Any number of participants ?
  • Price $379.

Overview:

In this session Mr. Wolfe will provide an overview of the Stark Law, including its 2016 changes. He will also discuss best practices for negotiating and drafting leases on behalf of health systems, hospitals, medical groups and physician practices. The webinar will focus on regulatory requirements, key provisions, valuation considerations and potential pitfalls that should be avoided.

Why should you Attend: As health care organizations and physicians develop lease arrangements, they must manage their compliance and enterprise risk by ensuring the their leases are defensible under the Stark Law. Prior to moving forward with any leasing arrangement, the parties should carefully evaluate whether the proposed structure and financial terms support compliance with Stark's technical requirements and key tenets of defensibility so they will be prepared to mount a defense in the event the lease is ever challenged.

This webinar will focus on the Stark Law's underlying technical requirements and key tenets of defensibility as they apply to leasing arrangements.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Provide a general Stark Law overview
  • Examine critical components of Stark compliant leases
  • Discuss best practices for drafting leases and the related financial terms
  • Describe best practices for auditing leases
  • Review processes for documenting fair market value and commercial reasonableness
  • Discuss best practices for auditing existing leases and potential pitfalls

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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