Structuring and Auditing Physician Leases under the New Stark Rules

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Tue, Mar 07, 2017
60 minutes
Product Description

Overview of Stark Law's Underlying Technical Requirements and Key Tenets of Defensibility

Last year, CMS finalized several significant changes to the Stark Law. Since these changes have now gone into effect, healthcare organizations must monitor and audit their existing arrangements to ensure that they are in compliance with Stark’s technical requirements and key tenets of defensibility (such as fair market value, commercial reasonableness, as well as not taking into account assigned health service referrals) in case their physician setups are ever challenged.

As healthcare organizations and physicians continue to develop lease arrangements, they need to manage their compliance and enterprise risks by ensuring that their leases continue to stay defensible under the Stark Law. Before moving forward with any further leasing arrangement, the parties must carefully evaluate whether the proposed structure and associated financial terms support compliance with the Stark law’s technical requirements and key tenets of defensibility. This will ensure that they are better prepared to mount some defense in case the lease is ever challenged.

This webinar by expert speaker Joseph Wolfe will focus on the Stark Law's core technical requirements as well as key tenets of defensibility in regards to leasing arrangements. During this session, Joseph will give an overview of the Stark Law, covering the key areas of 2016 updates. He will also shed light on the best practices for negotiating and drafting leases on the behalf of health systems, hospitals, medical centers and physician practices. The webinar will focus on specific regulatory requirements, key provisions, valuation considerations as well as potential pitfalls that must be avoided.

Session Highlights

  • Overview of Stark Law
  • Examine critical mechanisms of Stark compliant leases
  • Best practices for drafting leases and other related financial terms
  • Best practices for auditing leases
  • Review associated processes for documenting fair market value and commercial reasonableness
  • Best strategies for auditing existing leases along with potential pitfalls

Who should attend

  • In-House Counsel
  • Health Care Compliance Officers
  • Health Care Human Resources
  • Health Care CFOs
  • Health Care executives
  • Physicians Practices
  • Administrators/ Practice managers

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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. Joseph regularly counsels clients on a national basis regarding compliance-focused physician compensation strategies. He is...   More Info
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