Physician Partnership Agreements: Structuring Key Provisions
Compensation, Organizational Decision Making, IRC 199A, Termination, Restrictive Covenants, Dispute Resolution
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide healthcare counsel on structuring physician partnership agreements used for group practices and other ventures. The panel will examine the key considerations physicians should evaluate as well as the key business and practice provisions that outline the terms of the relationship. The program will also briefly discuss Section 199A and implications for physician partnerships.
- Considerations when contemplating physician partnerships
- Structural options—use with employment agreements
- Provisions in physician partnership agreements
- Organizational decision making
- Compliance with healthcare laws
- IRC Section 199A (QBI): pass-through business deduction
- Method for dissolution/trigger events
- Addition of new equity partners
- Termination (voluntary or involuntary withdrawal)
- Malpractice/tail coverage/insurance coverage
- Restrictive (noncompete, etc.) covenants
- Dispute resolution
- Best practices for structuring the agreement
The panel will review these and other high priority issues:
- What are the critical business, practice, and regulatory considerations for physicians considering entering a physician partnership agreement?
- What key provisions should be considered for the physician partnership agreement?
- What is the impact of IRC 199A on physician partnerships?
Clay J. Countryman
Breazeale Sachse & Wilson
Mr. Countryman represents clients in all areas of the healthcare industry, with a focus on healthcare corporate... | Read More
Mr. Countryman represents clients in all areas of the healthcare industry, with a focus on healthcare corporate transactions, fraud and abuse compliance, development of healthcare provider networks and alternative healthcare payment approaches. He has primarily served as legal counsel to several different types of healthcare providers and provider organizations, ranging from national and regional hospital systems, physician organizations, specialty physician groups, clinically integrated networks, physician-owned hospitals, diagnostic imaging facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, pharmacies, health care management companies, and health care trade associations. Mr. Countryman has been an active member of the ABA for over 20 years, including several leadership positions in the Health Law Section, the ABA Veterans Legal Services Commission, Medical-Legal Partnerships and the ABA Young Lawyers Division.Close
Jayme R. Matchinski
Greensfelder Hemker & Gale
Ms. Matchinski draws on her extensive experience in health and corporate law to help healthcare companies handle the... | Read More
Ms. Matchinski draws on her extensive experience in health and corporate law to help healthcare companies handle the complex regulatory and operational issues unique to the industry. She assists with compliance, reimbursement, licensure and certification issues affecting healthcare providers, as well as with the purchase, sale and formation of healthcare entities. Ms. Matchinski, the former vice president of a national healthcare consulting firm, has successfully represented providers in reimbursement claims against insurance carriers and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She works with physicians and healthcare systems in the licensure, certification, legal structure and reimbursement structuring of post-acute venues of care.Close