Hospital Employment of Physicians: Complying With Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute
Evaluating Employment Models, Structuring Agreements, and Planning for Physician-Hospital Alignment
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
The CLE webinar will provide hospital counsel with a review of key issues involved when hospitals consider directly employing physicians, including applicable laws, regulations and strategies for structuring employment contracts.
- Legal considerations
- Evaluating and selecting employment/operational models
- Anti-Kickback Statute
- Stark Law exceptions
- Tax law considerations
- State law considerations
- Physician employment contract and ancillary agreements
- Duties and responsibilities
- Terms and termination
- Incentive pitfalls to avoid
- Restrictive covenants
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What is driving the trend of increased hospital employment of physicians?
- What are the key legal concerns for hospitals prior to and when employing physicians?
- What compensation models have been most attractive or effective for hospitals negotiating employment with physicians?
Lorin E. Patterson
Mr. Patterson assists healthcare clients in the formation and capitalization of physician-owned entities such as... | Read More
Mr. Patterson assists healthcare clients in the formation and capitalization of physician-owned entities such as ambulatory surgical facilities, specialty hospitals, and related joint ventures throughout the country, and has represented many physicians on a wide variety of matters, including Stark, fraud and abuse compliance, and group practice formation and operations.Close
Nicole J. Aiken-Shaban, Esq.
Ms. Aiken-Shaban’s practice focuses on handling reimbursement, regulatory and transactional matters for a variety... | Read More
Ms. Aiken-Shaban’s practice focuses on handling reimbursement, regulatory and transactional matters for a variety of health industry clients. She regularly counsels clients on issues related to state and federal fraud and abuse laws as well as healthcare licensing and compliance with Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations. Ms. Aiken-Shaban also assists clients with structuring and negotiating physician arrangements, including hospital acquisitions of physician practices and employment and professional services independent contractor arrangements.Close
Jennifer E. Tyler, Esq.
Arnall Golden Gregory
Ms. Tyler’s practice focuses on regulatory counseling to a variety of providers, including hospital systems and... | Read More
Ms. Tyler’s practice focuses on regulatory counseling to a variety of providers, including hospital systems and individual hospitals, academic medical centers, single and multi-specialty practice groups, physical therapy, and home and community-based services providers. Her areas of focus include the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and other federal and state fraud and abuse laws, compliance counseling, privacy and security, health regulatory due diligence, and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement matters.Close