Compensation-Focused Compliance: Is Your Healthcare Organization Ready for Shifts in Stark Law Enforcement?

Product Id : HE30
Instructor : Joseph Wolfe
Feb 09, 2018 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes

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Overview:

Compliance issues related to physician compensation have been a key area of discussion in health care for a number of years. However, because of the substantial awards and settlements in recent Stark Law enforcement actions, compensation-focused compliance has become more than just a compliance issue it is an enterprise risk management issue. This webinar will discuss strategies for ensuring physician compensation plans and compensation-focused governance processes support compliance.

Why Should You Attend:

Given the substantial awards and settlements in recent enforcement actions, compensation-focused compliance in provider contracting has become more than just a compliance concern: it is now considered an enterprise risk management issue. As health care organizations develop and implement provider contracts, they must manage their compliance and enterprise risk by ensuring the contracts are defensible under the applicable laws, both in substance and in technical detail.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Provide a general overview of the Stark Law
  • Explain the requirements for compliance with key regulatory exceptions
  • Discuss best practices for documenting compliance with three key tenets of defensibility (e.g. fair market value, commercial reasonableness, and not taking into account designated health service referrals, etc.)

In this webinar expert speaker Joseph Wolfe will discuss strategies for ensuring physician compensation plans and compensation-focused governance processes to support compliance.

Session Highlights:

  • Overview of Stark Law
  • Requirements for compliance and key regulatory exceptions
  • Best practices for documenting compliance with the three key tenets of defensibility
  • Fair market value
  • Commercial reasonableness
  • Not taking into account designated health service referrals

Who Will Benefit:

  • Physicians and Practice Managers
  • Governing Board Members, Trustees and Directors
  • Health Care Executives
  • In-House Counsel
  • Health Care Human Resources
  • Health Care CFO's
  • Health Care Compliance Officers
Speaker Profile:

Joseph Wolfe is a partner with Hall, Render, Killian, Heath Lyman, P.C., the largest health care focused law firm in the country, now with offices nationwide. Hall Render's attorneys provide advice and counsel to many of the nation's largest health systems, hospitals and medical groups on a variety of health care issues. Mr. Wolfe regularly counsels clients on a national basis regarding compliance-focused physician compensation strategies. He is a frequent speaker on issues related to the physician self-referral statute (Stark Law), hospital-physician transactions, physician compensation and health care fair market value issues. Before attending law school at the University of Wisconsin, he served as a combat engineer in the United States Army.


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