Structuring Physician-Pharmacy Ventures: Minimizing Regulatory Risks, Ensuring Reimbursement
Navigating Corporate Practice of Medicine/Pharmacy, Anti-Kickback and Stark Laws, and State Regulation
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will prepare counsel to institutional providers, physicians and pharmacies to anticipate and minimize risks arising under the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback statute, and other federal and state laws when establishing physician-pharmacy and institution-physician ventures. The panel will examine implications for reimbursement and offer best practices for structuring these arrangements.
- Risks and challenges in physician-pharmacy ventures
- Reimbursement implications
- Compliance issues
- Corporate practice of medicine
- Corporate practice of pharmacy
- Anti-Kickback statute
- Stark law
- Investment interests safe harbor
- State regulations
- Best practices for structuring physician-pharmacy ventures
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback risks for physician-pharmacy ventures?
- What are the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement implications?
- What strategies have proven effective for physician and pharmacy counsel during the creation of joint ventures?
Reesa N. Handelsman
Wachler & Associates
Ms. Handelsman practices in all areas of health care law and devotes a substantial portion of her practice to... | Read More
Ms. Handelsman practices in all areas of health care law and devotes a substantial portion of her practice to transactional and regulatory matters. She counsels and represents various health providers nationwide on a variety of health care-related issues, including physician in-office ancillary arrangements; physician employment relationships; hospital and physician transactions and contracting; Fraud and Abuse, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law compliance; physician transactions with management companies; regulatory compliance; business and real estate transactions; and general health care matters.Close
Rick L. Hindmand
Mr. Hindman focuses his practice on healthcare regulatory, data privacy, cybersecurity, corporate, and... | Read More
Mr. Hindman focuses his practice on healthcare regulatory, data privacy, cybersecurity, corporate, and transactional matters. He represents physicians and other healthcare providers and organizations in structuring group practices, joint ventures, medical device companies, as well as physician/hospital alignment strategies and involvement in accountable care organizations (ACOs). He also assits healthcare providers and businesses with potential compliance challenges, including compliance with the Stark physician self-referral law, federal and state anti-kickback laws, and corporate practice and fee-splitting restrictions.Close
Todd A. Nova
Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman
Mr. Nova focuses on health law issues for health care providers across the country including health care systems,... | Read More
Mr. Nova focuses on health law issues for health care providers across the country including health care systems, hospitals, pharmacies, post-acute providers and physician organizations. He advises providers regarding corporate structure and reorganizations, health care licensing and certifications, regulatory compliance, government reimbursement and third party payor issues.Close