Structuring Physician Employment Agreements: Key Stark Law Considerations

Date: Wednesday June 19, 2019
Time:

11:00 AM PDT | 02:00 PM EDT

Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Joseph Wolfe
Webinar Id: 801683
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This webinar will focus on the Stark Law's underlying technical requirements and key tenets of defensibility as they apply to physician practice acquisitions, also will discuss best practices for drafting physician employment agreements, related compensation plans and facilitating effective onboarding

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 physician employment agreements on behalf of health systems, hospitals and medical groups. He will explain key provisions and potential pitfalls in both types of agreements.

Why should you Attend: Given the substantial awards and settlements in recent enforcement actions, Stark Law compliance has become more than just a compliance issue: it is an enterprise risk management issue. As medical groups, hospitals, and health systems transition to more innovative compensation structures, they must manage their compliance and enterprise risk by ensuring their physician employment arrangements are defensible under the Stark Law.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Provide a general Stark Law overview
  • Examine critical components of Stark and Anti-Kickback compliant employment arrangements
  • Discuss best practices for drafting physician employment agreements, related compensation plans and facilitating effective onboarding
  • Discuss best practices for auditing existing employment arrangements
  • Describe alternative structures for organizations intending to qualify as Stark group practices

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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