Structuring Private Equity Healthcare Management Service Organizations

Navigating Corporate Practice of Medicine and Fee-Splitting Rules, Ensuring Regulatory Compliance

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


Conducted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel involved in structuring private equity management service organizations (MSOs) in the healthcare arena. The panel will discuss the nuts and bolts of structuring the transaction, including solutions to the specific risks presented by corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting issues. The panel will address regulatory compliance issues unique to the healthcare industry.

Description

Physician practices must be prepared to participate in clinically integrated networks and be better positioned to survive in a value-based payment landscape. Management service organizations (MSOs) can help private equity firms and physicians achieve this goal while maintaining a certain level of autonomy for physicians, where direct ownership of the professional practice and/or direct employment by the private equity firm is not desired or possible.

As private equity investment continues to grow in the healthcare sector, MSOs can provide resources and support for healthcare providers. MSOs can also provide private equity firms an alternative means of investing and participating in the healthcare sector where legal and/or business hurdles present themselves, but the investment is not without risk. Counsel must thoroughly understand exactly what services are being provided, as well as the significant terms in the MSO agreement.

Counsel must consider several factors unique to healthcare when structuring private equity MSOs, including corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting rules and prohibitions, as well as Anti-Kickback Statute, and other regulatory compliance requirements.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines the nuts and bolts of structuring healthcare private equity MSOs. The panel will explain considerations for both the private equity group and the physician practice, and the unique compliance risks presented by healthcare MSOs for private equity investors. The panel will outline guidance for counsel to address healthcare regulatory issues in healthcare private equity MSOs.

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Outline

  1. Factors when considering MSO investment with healthcare providers
    1. For private equity firm
    2. For physician practice
  2. Structuring healthcare MSOs with private equity
    1. Corporate practice of medicine
    2. Fee arrangements
  3. Regulatory issues

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What factors contribute to private equity firms and physician practices considering and entering into MSO arrangements?
  • What are the key factors for counsel in structuring MSOs?
  • What are best practices for counsel to ensure regulatory compliance in a physician practice private equity MSO?

Faculty

Miller-Kevin L.
Kevin L. Miller

Partner
McDermott Will & Emery

Mr. Miller primarily represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies with respect to the...  |  Read More

Strode, Roger
Roger D. Strode

Partner
Foley & Lardner

Mr. Strode's practice focuses on health care business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, corporate...  |  Read More

Paul A. Gomez
Paul A. Gomez

Member
Epstein Becker & Green

Mr. Gomez’s practice focuses on all of the transactional and regulatory aspects of the health care industry. He...  |  Read More

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