Structuring and Auditing Physician Practice Acquisitions, Joint-Ventures, and Transactions: Key Legal Considerations Under the New Stark and Anti-Kickback Rules

Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Joseph Wolfe
Webinar Id: 803408


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In this session, Mr. Wolfe will provide an overview of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, including their recent changes.

He will also discuss best practices for negotiating and drafting transaction documents and financial models on behalf of health systems, hospitals, medical groups, physician practices, and physicians.

The webinar will focus on regulatory requirements, key provisions, valuation considerations, and potential pitfalls that should be avoided.

Why should you Attend:
Recent alleged violations of Stark and Anti-Kickback have resulted in penalties in the hundreds of millions of dollars for health care organizations, along with the risk of exclusion from federal health care programs and imposition of 5-year corporate monitoring programs.

As healthcare organizations enter into audit practice acquisitions, joint ventures, and other similar transactions, they must be sure that the transaction, the compensation paid, and the payment formula are defensible under the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Provide a general Stark and Kickback overview
  • Examine critical regulatory requirements related to physician practice acquisitions, joint ventures, and other transactions
  • Discuss best practices for drafting purchase agreements and the related financial terms
  • Discuss best practices for drafting post transactions service arrangements (e.g., employment, professional services, etc.) and the related financial terms
  • Review processes for documenting fair market value and commercial reasonableness

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, the largest healthcare-focused law firm in the country. Mr. Wolfe supports high-performing hospitals, health systems, medical groups, and other healthcare organizations nationwide on complex financial, legal, regulatory, and strategic issues both as a consultant and attorney, depending on the scope of support, client preference, and need. He is a frequent speaker for most of the national healthcare trade associations and has given over 200 in-person, web-based, and podcast presentations in recent years. He is the leader of Hall Render’s healthcare regulatory practice group and currently serves as the vice chair of educational programming for the American Health Law Association’s Fraud & Abuse Practice Group. He is licensed as an attorney in both Florida and Wisconsin.

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