Many healthcare organizations lease space to physicians and physician groups and this trend is expected to continue. Unfortunately, these leases carry substantial compliance risk if they are not structured and implemented correctly. The regulatory requirements leases under the health care fraud and abuse laws (Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute) are very complex. In recent years, several health care organizations have made compliance missteps which subjected them to substantial penalties and settlements with the government.
It’s critical for health care leaders to understand the rules surrounding leases with physicians and groups so they can spot and address issues to help mitigate risk. Many health care organizations have developed policies and processes that outline the structures, rental rates and documentation that are required when entering into lease arrangements.
Several of the recent Stark Law cases and settlements have highlighted the risks of entering into flawed leasing arrangements. In this webinar, Mr. Wolfe will discuss why these leases must satisfy a Stark Law exception, and why the rental rate paid must be at fair market value and on terms that are commercial reasonable. He will also discuss key features of effective and defensible physician leases.
The webinar will include practical strategies that health care executives can use to enhance the defensibility of these arrangements, including potential features of an organizational policy.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Provide a legal and regulatory overview referring Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute
- Examine critical components of compliant lease arrangements
- Discuss best practices for drafting leases and the related financial terms
- Review processes for documenting fair market value and commercial reasonableness
- Discuss best practices for auditing existing leases and potential pitfalls
- Review features of an organizational policy focused on leases with physicians medical groups.
Who Should Attend:
- In-House Counsel
- Health Care Compliance Officers
- Health Care Human Resources
- Health Care CFOs
- Health Care executives
About the Speaker:
Joseph Wolfe is a partner with Hall Render, the largest health care focused law firm in the country. Mr. Wolfe provides advice and counsel many of the nation’s most prominent health systems, hospitals and medical groups on a broad range of regulatory, operational and strategic matters. He is a frequent speaker on Stark Law compliance, provider transactions, provider 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.
You will receive an email with login information and handouts (presentation slides) that you can print and share to all participants at your location.
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