Hospital-Physician Joint Ventures

Complying With Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute When Evaluating Models and Structuring JVs

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


Conducted on Thursday, January 26, 2012

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will prepare hospital and physician counsel to anticipate and minimize risks arising under the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback statute, and other federal and state laws when establishing hospital-physician joint ventures.

Description

Joint ventures with physicians benefit hospitals in a number of ways, including helping them meet government and private payor mandates to provide coverage and access to care. Physicians in joint arrangements gain better-managed care contracts and new revenue sources.

Counsel for hospitals and physicians face a number of legal and regulatory hurdles when assisting clients with establishing joint ventures. A detailed understanding of the issues implicated by joint arrangements is critical in order to avoid penalties and sanctions.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare counsel reviews current trends in hospital–physician joint ventures and explains the advantages and disadvantages of different joint venture models. The panel will outline best practices for anticipating and minimizing risks arising under the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback statute, and other federal and state laws when creating joint ventures.

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Outline

  1. Payment models driving hospital-physician joint ventures
    1. Traditional fee-for-service reimbursement
    2. Value-based payment
    3. Shared savings/Accountable Care Organizations
    4. Payment bundling
  2. Evolution of joint venture models
    1. Full integration—physician employment
    2. Jointly owned facilities
    3. Management and co-management arrangements
    4. Clinical integration
  3. Legal considerations when entering joint ventures
    1. Antitrust concerns
    2. Stark Law and exceptions
    3. Anti-kickback statute and safe harbors
    4. Tax-exempt status considerations

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • How have healthcare reform and other recent legislative, regulatory and enforcement activities impacted the viability of hospital-physician joint ventures?
  • What are the common business models for hospital-physician ventures—and the advantages and disadvantages of each model?
  • What are the Stark Law and anti-kickback risks for hospital-physician joint ventures?
  • What strategies have proven effective for hospital and physician counsel during the creation of joint ventures?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.

Faculty

Catherine T. Dunlay
Catherine T. Dunlay

Partner
Taft Stettinius & Hollister

She represents hospitals, physicians and other healthcare organizations in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and...  |  Read More

Lorin E. Patterson
Lorin E. Patterson

Partner
Reed Smith

Mr. Patterson assists healthcare clients in the formation and capitalization of physician-owned entities such as...  |  Read More

Roger D. Strode
Roger D. Strode

Partner
Foley & Lardner

His practice focuses on health care business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings...  |  Read More

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