Stark Law

An archive of all posts categorized under “Stark Law” in the Ludi blog.

COVID-19 Takes Center Stage in the World of Physician Contract Strategy: Part 2

Last week, I posted about a recent webinar Ludi and MD Ranger conducted to address some of the impact of COVID-19 has had on hospital-physician contract strategies nationwide. My friend Allison Pullins, Vice President, Chief Strategy and Operating Officer at MD Ranger focused on how to avoid pitfalls of setting up physician contracts during the …

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COVID-19 Takes Center Stage in the World of Physician Contract Strategy: Part 1

By now, just about everyone and every business has been impacted by the effects of COVID-19. Hospitals, and the overall health care delivery system, have taken a significant hit (to say the least). In a recent webinar hosted by Ludi, I joined forces with Allison Pullins, Chief Strategy Officer at MD Ranger, to talk about …

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Does Crime Pay? 3 Implications for Physician-Hospital Arrangements from the OIG Semiannual Report

If you’re like me and track email updates from the Office of Inspector General – better known as the OIG – then you probably know about the weekly financial settlements many health care organizations face. But now that the new year is upon us, what can we expect from the OIG in 2019 – specifically, …

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Physicians in the Spotlight: 3 Predictions for Hospitals in 2019

It’s that time of year for reflections: what we’ve learned in 2018 and how to pay this knowledge forward as we navigate what could be another challenging time for American hospitals and health systems in 2019. In fact, a recent industry report from Fitch showed “declining operating margins across the hospitals rating spectrum.” Said another …

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Prisoner in an orange suit illustrating Stark Law Violations

Orange is Not Your Color: Recent Uptick of Stark Law Violations

I worked for a large non-for-profit system “papering” physician employment, loans, and other physician alignment strategies. I regarded compliance as a necessary evil. It’s actually smart to conduct your organization’s business within in the bounds of federal regulations. The Department of Justice (DOJ) hasn’t taken 2018 off and when they hit an organization, the fine …

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