Emerging Legal Risks for Hospital & Physician Partnerships

Minimizing Stark, Anti-Kickback and Antitrust Liabilities While Maximizing Opportunities

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

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Conducted on Tuesday, February 27, 2007

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With financial pressures continuing to burden the healthcare industry, new joint ventures are emerging between physicians and hospitals as a means to generate more income.

While such arrangements - including specialty hospitals, gainsharing arrangements, and group purchasing organizations - can help control costs, increase efficiencies, and improve quality of care, they are shrouded in a number of legal risks.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare law specialists review the laws governing joint ventures between hospitals and physicians, the legal risks associated with such ventures, and best practices for hospitals and physicians to minimize their liabilities, while taking advantage of opportunities.



The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback risks for hospitals and physicians that engage in joint ventures?
  • How can healthcare providers involved in specialty hospitals manage antitrust issues that arise?
  • How can nonprofit healthcare businesses protect their tax-exempt status when engaging in joint ventures?


Jay Brown
Jay Brown
Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw

He counsels clients on antitrust compliance issues. He is co-author of the paper An Analysis of Group Purchasing...  |  Read More

John R. Washlick
John R. Washlick
Cozen O'Connor

He advises physicians and entrepreneurs on health care regulatory matters, including fraud and abuse laws.

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Gadi Weinreich
Gadi Weinreich
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthall

He is national chair of the firm’s health care group. His practice focuses on healthcare fraud and abuse,...  |  Read More