Structuring Healthcare Co-Location Arrangements: Legal and Regulatory Requirements

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, November 17, 2017

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for hospitals and other healthcare providers participating in, or considering, co-location arrangements. The panel will discuss the benefits of such arrangements as well as the regulatory hurdles. The panel will offer best practices for structuring co-location arrangements and ensuring compliance to protect Medicare payments and certification.


Under pressure to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care while cutting costs, hospitals and other healthcare providers are turning to co-location arrangements with other entities such as ambulatory surgery centers, radiology departments and outpatient rehab facilities.

These arrangements offer many benefits, including reduced overhead costs, increased convenience to patients, and enhanced continuity of care. However, these same arrangements can also put hospitals’ payments and status as a Medicare provider at risk. Parties to co-location arrangements must grasp the regulatory requirements to bill Medicare and maintain billing privileges.

With little formal guidance from CMS, healthcare counsel must rely on letters and other informal communications from CMS regional offices to identify and address the potential legal and regulatory hurdles facing parties to co-location arrangements.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys examines the steps providers and counsel should take when considering a co-location arrangement and the regulatory hurdles involved. The panel will discuss the operational and financial benefits of such arrangements, review the potential penalties if done incorrectly, and offer best practices for structuring and managing compliant arrangements.


  1. Benefits of co-location arrangements
  2. Potential penalties
  3. Regulatory hurdles
  4. Best practices for structuring arrangements
  5. Best practices for ensuring compliance


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What constitutes shared space such that the healthcare provider’s Medicare payments or certification are jeopardized?
  • What informal guidance can be gleaned from the communications of CMS’ regional offices?
  • What steps should counsel take to ensure compliance with Medicare requirements?


Mark Faccenda, Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US, Washington, D.C.

As part of the firm’s Healthcare Transactional Group, Mr. Faccenda has represented healthcare industry clients on regulatory and transactional matters. Representative clients include pharmaceutical manufacturers, academic medical centers, health systems, physician groups, physician/hospital joint ventures, long-term care facilities, and durable medical equipment suppliers.

Alison Hollender, Esq., Member
Husch Blackwell, Dallas

Ms. Hollender focuses on the licensure and certification of healthcare facilities, regulatory compliance and operations, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and corporate healthcare transactions. She work with co-located hospitals. Before joining Husch Blackwell, she worked in the healthcare industry at Cook Children’s Healthcare System in Texas.  

Colin P. McCarthy, Esq.
McGuireWoods, Richmond, Va.

Mr. McCarthy concentrates on healthcare compliance and reimbursement. He counsels hospitals, health systems, physician practices, and other healthcare providers on the laws and regulations governing payment. He advises healthcare clients on coverage, coding, and payment rules; Medicare Conditions of Participation; provider-based status; HIPAA; Stark and Anti-Kickback laws; development and implementation of compliance programs; and other regulatory compliance issues. 

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