Corporate Practice of Medicine and Fee-Splitting: Ensuring Compliance With the Prohibitions, Leveraging Exceptions

A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

or call 1-800-926-7926

This CLE course will guide healthcare counsel through the corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions. The panel will examine how different states address the challenges presented by the prohibitions. The panel will also offer best practices for navigating the prohibitions to ensure compliance.

Description

Many states prohibit the corporate practice of medicine. The prohibition presents one of the challenges for structuring some healthcare transactions, such as management services arrangements, particularly if the entity has venture capital or private equity investments. Corporate practice of medicine laws prohibit an entity from providing medical services or employing physicians if non-physicians own it.

Another risk is fee-splitting, which many states prohibit to reduce the likelihood that unnecessary medical services will be provided to maximize income. Fee-splitting can occur when a physician splits professional fees with non-clinicians.

Counsel must consider several factors unique to healthcare when structuring different transactions, including the corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions, and ensure compliance when structuring agreements.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys examines the corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting. The panel will examine how different states address the challenges presented by the corporate practice of medicine laws. The panel will address fee-splitting issues and offer best practices for navigating both corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting to ensure compliance.

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Outline

  1. Corporate practice of medicine
    1. Legislation, judicial decisions, AG opinions
    2. Exceptions
  2. Fee-splitting
    1. Differences with kickbacks, Stark violations
  3. Best practices to ensure compliance

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What limitations do the corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting laws place on healthcare transactions?
  • What is the difference between fee-splitting, a kickback, and violations of physician self-referral laws?
  • What are best practices for counsel to ensure compliance with corporate practice of medicine prohibitions when structuring healthcare agreements?

Faculty

Humphreys, Angela
Angela Humphreys

Chair, Healthcare Practice Group; Co-Chair, Healthcare Private Equity Team
Bass Berry & Sims

Ms. Humphreys leads the firm’s national healthcare practice. With more than 20 years of experience, she has...  |  Read More

Markenson, Ari
Ari J. Markenson

Partner
Venable

Mr. Markenson practices at the intersection of healthcare, law, and business. He advises healthcare industry clients,...  |  Read More

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