Economic Credentialing

Avoiding Antitrust, Fraud and Abuse Liability

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Thursday, January 11, 2007

Course Materials


Current economic pressures in the healthcare industry have caused hospitals to take economic factors into consideration when making decisions regarding physician credentialing. This practice, known as “economic credentialing,” triggers a number of legal risks.

Economic credentialing includes exclusive provider contracting, physician profiling practices and conflict-of-interest polices. These practices and policies raise anti-competitive concerns under federal and state antitrust laws, fraud and abuse charges under the federal anti-kickback law, and a number of other legal issues arising under state law.

Listen as our authoritative panelists provide an in-depth analysis of antitrust, fraud and abuse and other legal issues associated with economic credentialing. The panel will provide practical advice for avoiding legal liability for alleged anti-competitive behavior and fraudulent conduct when advising a healthcare facility on recruitment practices.



The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the legal risks and liabilities for healthcare facilities that utilize economic credentialing in physician hiring?
  • How can recruitment agreements be crafted to stay within federal and state law and regulations?
  • What are the best practices for facilitating physician recruitment to minimize legal risks involved?


Mark J. Horoschak
Mark J. Horoschak
Womble Carlyle

He is a member of the firm's Antitrust and Health Law practice groups. He is a nationally recognized expert in...  |  Read More

Mark L. Mattioli
Mark L. Mattioli
Post & Schell

He focuses his practice on solving complex business problems in a variety of highly regulated areas, including...  |  Read More

Toby G. Singer
Toby G. Singer
Jones Day

She focuses on antitrust counseling and litigation, with an emphasis in the healthcare industry. She currently chairs...  |  Read More