A 2008 rule change from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)—which effectively prohibited referring physician-owned companies from furnishing hospital services “under arrangements”—has withstood a challenge by a...more
The federal physician self-referral law, or Stark Law, provides a number of exceptions to the law's prohibition of physician referrals of designated health services to an entity in which the physician has an ownership or...more
Are changes to the landscape of physician hospital ownership ahead?
The Affordable Care Act amended the federal Stark Law to eliminate the “whole hospital exception” that permitted self-referrals provided the referring...more
On April 14, MedLaw Blog posted a comment about Villare v. Beebe Medical Center, a case in which a Delaware trial court granted summary judgment on the basis that the medical staff bylaws were held not to constitute a...more
In a challenge brought both by private plaintiffs and the government, a court has ruled that a health system’s acquisition of a competing physician group practice violated the antitrust laws where the transaction resulted in...more
The ink is still drying on the Idaho federal district court’s order requiring St. Luke’s Health System (“St. Luke’s”) to unwind its acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group (“Saltzer”) – a for-profit, physician-owned,...more
Physician-owned hospitals that seek to avail themselves of the “whole hospital” exception or “rural provider” exception to the federal physician self-referral law, commonly known as the Stark Law, should carefully review...more
Throughout the United States, hospitals and physicians are engaging in various affiliation models in order to adapt to the changes resulting from health care reform. While these affiliations take many...more
On May 24 the District Court for the District of Columbia rejected an appeal brought by a group of urologists (“CUI”) seeking to overturn regulations promulgated in 2008 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”)...more
On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule implementing the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (the “Act”). The Act requires certain manufacturers of covered drugs, devices, and...more
In This Presentation:
• How To Redeem Physician Owners, And Under What Terms?
• How To Minimize Legal/Regulatory Risk When All “Safe Harbor” Requirements Are Not Being Followed?
• Structuring Anesthesia Arrangements...more
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