Structuring Physician Leases Under the New 2016 Stark Rules
Duration: 60 Minutes
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 a general Stark Law overview. He will also discuss best practices for auditing existing space lease arrangements and for implementing new time-share arrangements under the new 2016 Stark rules.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- Provide a general overview of the Stark Law in its current form
- A general Stark Law overview
- Explain the regulatory requirements for compliance with key regulatory exceptions and safe harbors for leases
- Summarize the upcoming changes to the Stark Law for 2016
- Discuss best practices for auditing existing space lease arrangements and for implementing new time share arrangements.
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 can Benefit
- In-House Counsel
- Health Care Compliance Officers
- Health Care Human Resources
- Health Care CFOs
- Health Care executives