Structuring and Auditing Physician Employment Agreements: Key Legal Considerations

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Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Auditing Physician Employment Under the New Stark Rules

In recent years, the healthcare industry has seen unprecedented levels of physician employment. Structuring employment arrangements appropriately and periodically auditing implementation are critical in today’s challenging enforcement climate. Healthcare organizations and physicians should ensure that their employment arrangements are defensible under the Stark law in order to manage compliance and enterprise risks.

In the event that an employment arrangement is ever challenged, defending it would require the proposed structure and financial terms to comply with Stark’s technical requirements and key tenets of defensibility.

This presentation with expert speaker Joseph Wolfe will focus on Stark's underlying technical requirements and key tenets of defensibility as they apply to physician employment arrangements. You will also get an overview of the Stark law and the changes that happened in 2016.

Additionally, Joseph will discuss best practices for negotiating and drafting employment agreements from the perspective of health systems, hospitals, medical groups and physician practices. The session will focus on regulatory requirements, key provisions, valuation considerations and potential pitfalls that should be avoided.

Session Highlights:

  • A general overview of the Stark law
  • Examine critical components of Stark-compliant employment arrangements
  • Best practices for drafting employment agreements and the related financial terms
  • Best practices for auditing employment agreements
  • Understand processes for documenting fair market value and commercial reasonableness
  • Best strategies for auditing existing arrangements and potential pitfalls

Session Snapshots:

  • Introductory concepts to Stark Law
  • 3 tenets of defensibility
  • Recent cases and settlements
  • Stark Law Framework
  • Stark’s definition of FMV
  • Documenting FMV/CR compliance
  • Stark employment exception
  • Group practice requirements
  • Physician employment agreements
  • Developing compensation plans
  • Auditing compliance and mitigating risk

Who should attend

  • In-House counsel
  • Healthcare compliance officers
  • Healthcare human resources
  • Healthcare CFOs
  • Healthcare executives

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About Our Speaker

Joseph Wolfe - Stark Law Expert


Joseph Wolfe is a partner with Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C., the largest health care focused law firm in the country, now with offices nationwide. Hall Render's attorneys provide advice and counsel to many of the nation's largest health systems, hospitals and medical groups on a variety of health care issues. Mr. Wolfe regularly counsels clients on a national basis regarding compliance-focused physician compensation strategies. He...   More Info
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