Professional Services Agreements: A Physician-Hospital Integration Model
Complying With Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, Protecting Tax Status, and Avoiding Key Deal Breakers
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for hospitals and physician groups on leveraging the benefits and confronting the legal challenges of professional services agreements (PSAs).
- Key legal issues involved in PSAs
- Stark law
- Anti-kickback statute
- Reassignment rules
- Provider based status regulations
- Tax exemption
- Valuation issues
- Determining an appropriate productivity metric (i.e., work relative value units (wRVUs))
- Determining market rate of compensation
- Appropriate productivity calculation for physicians and non-physician providers, multiple procedures, etc.
- Dealing with ancillary revenues
- Dealing with non-salary expenses: “pass through” or “gross up”
- Perils of compensation stacking
- Key deal maker/breaker issues
- Harmonizing payment methodology with performance standards
- Staffing issues
- Restrictive covenants
- Unwind rights
- Impact on patient co-pays and payors
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the benefits of PSAs for hospitals and physician groups?
- What anti-kickback and Stark law issues do PSAs face?
- What are the best practices for structuring PSAs to avoid jeopardizing the hospital’s tax exempt status?
Michael L. Blau
Foley & Lardner
Mr. Blau's practice focuses on advising clients on corporate and regulatory matters, including mergers,... | Read More
Mr. Blau's practice focuses on advising clients on corporate and regulatory matters, including mergers, acquisitions and affiliations; financing transactions; contracting; and forming provider groups, networks, alliances and joint ventures. He is the Chair of the firm's Health Care Venture Practice.Close
Scott M. Safriet
Mr. Safriet has over 15 years of broad healthcare experience, the last five of which have been spent exclusively... | Read More
Mr. Safriet has over 15 years of broad healthcare experience, the last five of which have been spent exclusively on a healthcare valuation focus, primarily addressing any type of agreement or compensation arrangement which may have Stark and/or Anti-Kickback implications.Close