Changes to the Stark Law's Group Practice Rules Are Coming: What Medical Groups Should do Now

60 Minutes
Joseph Wolfe
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CMS is making several important changes and clarifications to the group practice rules.

Notably, CMS discussed whether Stark group practice physicians could receive productivity bonuses based on the services of the physician’s “care team.” To date, this commentary provides the most direct support for innovative team-based compensation methodologies within Stark group practices.

Why you should Attend: Since January, hospitals, health systems and medical groups nationwide have focused on updating their physician contracting, compensation and compliance programs to align with the new regulations.

However, private and system-affiliated group practices should begin to evaluate a second set of changes now so they can ensure compliance by the January 1, 2022 effective date.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Overview of the Group Practice Changes
  • The Prohibition on Split Pooling
  • CMS Discussion of Compliant "Care Team" Productivity Bonuses
  • Protection for Value-Based Enterprise Profits, Not Revenues
  • Practical Takeaways

Who Will Benefit:
  • Hospital
  • Health System
  • Medical Group Executives
  • Compliance Officers
  • General Counsel
  • Contracting Specialists
  • Attorneys
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Consultants

Speaker Profile
Joseph Wolfe is an attorney with Hall Render, the largest healthcare-focused law firm in the country. Mr. Wolfe supports high-performing hospitals, health systems, medical groups, and other healthcare organizations nationwide on complex financial, legal, regulatory, and strategic issues both as a consultant and attorney, depending on the scope of support, client preference, and need. He is a frequent speaker for most of the national healthcare trade associations and has given over 200 in-person, web-based, and podcast presentations in recent years. He is the leader of Hall Render’s healthcare regulatory practice group and currently serves as the vice chair of educational programming for the American Health Law Association’s Fraud & Abuse Practice Group. He is licensed as an attorney in both Florida and Wisconsin.

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