Now is the time to be worried about Stark law compliance. There are significant Stark Law changes in the pipeline that could significantly impact your practice.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that only hospitals can be hit with costly Stark and Anti-Kickback violations. There have been several recent cases involving physician practices just like yours that had to pay. Mastering these new, complex rule changes will be essential to your practice’s survival.
Stark rules affect EVERY financial arrangement you have, from employment compensation to rental contracts. And EVERYONE is at risk regardless of size or specialty. Damage awards can be staggering, with some penalties and settlements reaching the tens and hundreds of millions of dollars.
So, how can you protect yourself?
That’s where healthcare attorney, Joseph Wolfe, JD, can help. During his 60-minute online training, he’ll walk you through the upcoming Stark and Anti-Kickback rule changes. You’ll receive proven strategies to help you protect your practice from common contracting and payment mistakes that can get you into trouble.
Here are just a few of the Stark and Anti-Kickback protection takeaways you’ll receive by attending this 60-minute online training:
- Master Stark contracting requirements to protect your practice from costly mistakes
- Design compliant compensation models that achieve your objectives and keep you out of trouble
- Identify noncompliant contracts and fix them before they become a problem
- Audit your contracts correctly the first time and avoid future compliance issues
- Document fair market value and commercial reasonableness so payments will stand up against scrutiny
- Avoid the most common and costly contracting errors and learn how to avoid them
- And so much more…
This attorney-led online training session will provide you with the tools you need to monitor and audit your existing arrangements and set you up with practical solutions to avoid Stark and Anti-Kickback violations in the future. Remember, even innocent mistakes can end up costing you a bundle.
This training will help you more quickly identify Stark and Anti-Kickback compliance risks, apply proven strategies to avoid future problems, and establish ongoing monitoring processes to keep your practice protected.
Joseph is an attorney with Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C., the largest health care focused law firm in the country. Mr. Wolfe provides advice and counsel to some of the nation’s 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.
He is a frequent speaker on issues related to the physician self-referral statute (Stark Law), hospital-physician transactions, physician compensation governance and health care valuation issues. Before attending law school at the University of Wisconsin, he served as a combat engineer in the United States Army.