Structuring and Auditing Stark Compliant Physician Practice Acquisitions

Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Joanna Wolfe
Webinar Id: 803182


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In this webinar, Mr. Wolfe will discuss practical strategies that healthcare executives can use to enhance the defensibility of these arrangements.

Why you should Attend:
The past few years have seen a resurgence in the acquisition of physician practices, by health systems, hospitals, medical groups, and now private equity.

Acquiring a physician's practice carries special challenges because of the substantial regulations that apply to all healthcare transactions.

Once a healthcare organization decides to acquire a physician practice, it should consider the information discussed in this webinar.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Common transaction structures, including stock and asset acquisitions
  • Anti-Kickback, Stark Law, and Anti-Trust considerations
  • Processes for documenting fair market value and commercial reasonableness
  • Common employment and post-transaction compensation models

Who Will Benefit:
  • In-House Counsel
  • Health Care Compliance Officers
  • Health Care Human Resources
  • Health Care CFOs
  • Health Care executives

Speaker Profile
Joanna Wolfe CISA, CGEIT is a self-starting, top-producing, IT and Internet professional with 15+years experience in Web and E-commerce, Information Security, IT Audit and Risk Assessment, Service Delivery, Large-Scale IT Projects and Implementations, Data Centers and Networks, in media, health care, non-profit, and other organizational verticals.

As Director of Information & Integrated Media for TechMedia, Joanna is immersed daily in the disruptive technology effecting today's IT landscape. Additionally, Joanna regularly consults and speaks on the effects of Digital & New Media and Disruptive Technology on workplace information security and compliance.

Previously, as a Senior Security Analyst for CynergisTek, Joanna preformed Risk Assessments and Audits for heathcare systems throughout the US. Additionally, she was Interim Security Manager for a major healthcare system where she helped to develop and shape the Security Practice. She also implemented remediation measures to increase security and compliance with local and national guidelines.

At Oxford University Press, she was the lead architect of their IT infrastructure for new corporate office builds, including the implementation of leading edge network security. She managed and led the building of OUP’s first public website and e-commerce system. As a regular early adopter of new technology she has a healthy respect for the challenges faced on both sides of the IT Audit table. She is skilled identifying opportunities, creating roadmaps, executing plans of action and delivering successes.

Joanna is an active member of the ISACA Research Triangle Chapter. She is a graduate of Denison University in Granville, OH.

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