Structuring Physician Group Practices: Key Legal Considerations

Evaluating Compensation Models, Forming Practice Management Arrangements, and Navigating Corporate Practice of Medicine Issues

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

Conducted on Thursday, September 3, 2015

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide a review of key legal issues involved in forming physician group practices, including applicable laws and regulations and business considerations. The panel will offer guidance on structuring practice management arrangements and selecting compensation models.


Physician group practice formation and structuring often involves complex business issues that overlap with a number of legal grey areas that can create significant risk without careful planning and execution.

When structuring group practices, particularly where non-physician participation is involved, counsel to healthcare providers must carefully evaluate corporate practice of medicine issues, how practice management arrangements should be organized, and Stark law requirements governing physician compensation.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys explains the key legal considerations when forming physician group practices. The panel will discuss best practices when selecting the appropriate legal entity for the business, structuring practice management arrangements, and establishing compensation models that comply with Stark law.



  1. Group formation
    1. Selecting the appropriate legal entity
    2. Tax issues
    3. Benefits issues
  2. Corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting
  3. Structuring practice management arrangements
  4. Stark law and compensation models—compensation for professional services
    1. Compensation for ancillary services
    2. Use of care centers and practice divisions


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the key legal and business concerns for physicians considering forming a physician group practice?
  • What considerations should healthcare counsel weigh when selecting the appropriate legal entity for the business?
  • What special concerns arise when there is hospital, private equity or other non-physician participation in the group structure?


Kaye, Joshua
Joshua Kaye

DLA Piper

Mr. Kaye serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Healthcare sector. He concentrates his practice in healthcare mergers and...  |  Read More

Rogers, Adam J.
Adam J. Rogers

DLA Piper

Mr. Rogers focuses his practice on healthcare transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. He represents a variety...  |  Read More

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