Structuring Physician Recruitment and Non-Physician Practitioner Support Arrangements under the New 2016 Stark Rules
Duration: 60 Minutes
In this session Mr. Wolfe will provide a general Stark Law overview. He will also discuss best practices for auditing existing recruitment arrangements and for implementing new Non-Physician Practitioner (NPP) support arrangements under the new 2016 Stark rules.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- Provide a general overview of the Stark Law
- Explain the regulatory requirements for compliance with key regulatory exceptions and safe harbors for recruitment and NPP support
- Summarize the new exception for NPP support arrangements
- Discuss best practices for auditing existing recruitment arrangements and for implementing new NPP support 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
CMS recently finalized a number of significant changes to the Stark Law for the 2016 calendar year, including a new Stark exception that allows hospitals to provide financial support to physician practices looking to employ or otherwise engage non-physician practitioners ("NPPs"). Now that these changes have gone into effect, health care organizations should make sure their existing recruitment arrangements and any new NPP support arrangements they enter into are compliant with Stark's technical requirements.