Preparing for and Defending Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Compliance in Hospital-Physician Transactions
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide healthcare counsel on ensuring compliance with the Stark law and Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) in transactions between hospitals and physician groups. The panel will also provide best practices for counsel on structuring arrangements to fit within the AKS safe harbors and Stark exceptions.
- Stark law exceptions
- Isolated Transactions
- Bona Fide Employment Arrangement
- AKS, safe harbors and OIG guidance
- Sale of practice safe harbor
- Transactions not covered by the safe harbor
- One purpose test
- Hopes and Expectations of referrals v. payment for referrals
- Bona Fide Employee safe harbor
- Stark and AKS overlap
- FCA actions—emerging issues
- Best practices
- Deal planning
- Post-transaction considerations
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What is the scope of the Stark law exceptions?
- What guidance has the OIG provided regarding the application of AKS safe harbors?
- What steps should counsel take when deal planning to ensure compliance with Stark law and AKS?
Kim Harvey Looney
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
Ms. Looney advises providers on day-to-day operational issues such as recruitment and employment, and regulatory... | Read More
Ms. Looney advises providers on day-to-day operational issues such as recruitment and employment, and regulatory issues such as maintaining ongoing compliance with Stark and federal anti-kickback regulations. Her transactional experience includes the analysis of fraud and abuse and other regulatory issues in structuring joint ventures and in mergers and acquisitions.Close
Michael E. (Mike) Paulhus
King & Spalding
Mr. Paulhus specializes in defending leading healthcare providers in government investigations and regulatory... | Read More
Mr. Paulhus specializes in defending leading healthcare providers in government investigations and regulatory enforcement, False Claims Act litigation and crisis management. He represents a wide range of clients in fraud and False Claims Act cases as well as government investigations. His clients have included academic medical centers; regional hospital systems; publicly traded hospital corporations; multinational pharmaceutical, medical device and biologics manufacturers; physician group practices; retail and long-term-care pharmacies; skilled nursing facility operators; behavioral health facilities; and durable medical equipment providers.Close