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Contracting with Physician Leaders: An Examination of Medical Director Arrangements and other Administrative Contracts

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Date: Wednesday December 12, 2018 Time: 11:00 AM PST | 02:00 PM EST

Overview:

Several of the recent Stark Law cases and settlements have highlighted the risks of entering into contracts for physician leadership.

In this webinar, Mr. Wolfe will discuss why these contracts must satisfy a Stark Law exception, and why compensation paid to physician leaders must be at fair market value and on terms that are commercial reasonable. He will also discuss key features of effective and defensible contracts.

The webinar will include practical strategies that health care executives can use to enhance the defensibility of these arrangements, including potential features of an organizational policy.

Why should you Attend: In recent years, the health care industry has seen unprecedented engagement of physicians leaders to serve as medical directors and in other administrative roles. With increasing emphasis on clinical quality and value this trend is only expected to accelerate.

It's critical for health care leaders to understand the rules surrounding these agreements so they can spot and address issues to help mitigate risk. Many health care organizations are developing policies that outline the structures, rates of compensation and documentation that are required when entering into administrative contracts.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Provide a Legal and Regulatory Overview (e.g., Stark, Anti-Kickback, etc.)
Examine Critical Components of Compliant Arrangements
Discuss Best Practices for Drafting Contracts and the Related Financial Terms
Review Processes for Documenting Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness
Discuss Best Practices for Auditing Existing Arrangements and Potential Pitfalls
Review features of an Organizational Policy Focused on Contracts with Medical Directors and other Physician leaders

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.


Price - $139

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