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Medical Directorships: Key Considerations, Fraud and Abuse Compliance, Lessons From Recent Enforcement

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

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Conducted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

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This CLE course will provide guidance to assist in navigating the risk areas of medical directorship arrangements. The panel will discuss relevant healthcare laws and lessons from recent enforcement activity and offer some best practices for medical directorship and other physician leadership or consulting arrangements.


Medical directorships and other compensated physician leadership arrangements are common throughout the healthcare industry. Hospitals, health systems, accountable care organizations, clinically integrated networks, research centers, life sciences companies, and other healthcare stakeholders often engage physicians to serve as service line or organizational leaders and to lead or oversee organizational development, management or change, including initiatives to advance quality and value goals. However, although such arrangements are fairly commonplace and have become integral to effective healthcare delivery, there are potential pitfalls in such arrangements in light of new regulatory changes and enforcement trends. In the event an arrangement does not comply with applicable law, parties may be at risk of incurring substantial penalties.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys examines medical directorship arrangements. The panel will discuss key considerations the parties should keep in mind before entering directorship arrangements. The panel will examine healthcare fraud and abuse laws and lessons from recent government enforcement activity. The panel will offer best practices to ensure compliance with Stark, AKS, HIPAA, and other applicable laws, and avoid violations of the healthcare fraud and abuse laws when entering into medical directorship arrangements.



  1. Medical directorship arrangement risks
  2. Stark and AKS compliance
  3. Fraud and abuse compliance
  4. Recent government enforcement
  5. Best practices for structuring medical directorship arrangements
    1. Key provisions
    2. Valuation considerations


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the characteristics and pitfalls of medical directorship and other physician leadership and consulting arrangements? How do they vary based on circumstances?
  • What are the legal risks of these types of arrangements?
  • What are the key issues for physicians and counsel when negotiating and structuring such arrangements?


Balk, Daniel
Daniel J. Balk, III

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman

Mr. Balk focuses his practice on transactions and regulatory compliance matters. Working with a variety of healthcare...  |  Read More

Ferrari, Andrea
Andrea M. Ferrari, JD, MPH

Principal and General Counsel
Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting

Ms. Ferrari has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry in various counsel, consulting and...  |  Read More

Sylla, Wesley
Wesley R. Sylla

Compliance Director - Investigations & Incidents
Ascension Health

Mr. Sylla has a decade of experience in helping hospitals and health systems comply with healthcare's fraud...  |  Read More

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