CMS recently finalized a number of significant changes to the Stark Law for the 2016 calendar year. Now that these changes have gone into effect, health care organizations should be monitoring and auditing their existing arrangements to ensure they are compliant with Stark's technical requirements and key tenets of defensibility (e.g., fair market value, commercial reasonableness, and not taking into account designated health service referrals) in case their physician arrangements are ever challenged.
In this session Mr. Wolfe will provide an overview of the Stark Law and its 2016 changes. He will also discuss best practices for implementing and auditing physician compensation arrangements to minimize liability exposure and penalties, including conducting compliance audits, instituting policies, and establishing ongoing monitoring and review processes.
Why should you Attend?
Given the substantial awards and settlements in recent Stark Law enforcement actions, Stark Law compliance has become more than just a compliance issue: it is an enterprise risk management issue. As medical groups, hospitals, and health systems pursue integration strategies and transition to more innovative hospital-physician arrangements, these organizations must manage their compliance and enterprise risk by ensuring their compensation arrangements are defensible under the Stark Law.
Who will benefit?
This webcast will be of a valuable assistance to the below audience.
Joseph Wolfe is an attorney with Hall Render, the largest health care focused law firm in the country. Mr. Wolfe provides advice and counsel to some of the largest health systems, hospitals and medical groups on a variety of health care issues. He regularly counsels clients on a national basis regarding compliance-focused physician compensation and alignment strategies.
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