Christina A. Hughes, JD, MPH- Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC
The presentation will cover compliance risks involved in IRF arrangements with physicians and vendors, as well as relationships with other facilities whose patients originate from or are transferred to the IRF. Specific risks under the Stark law, the anti-kickback statute, the beneficiary inducement prohibition, and other relevant laws will be identified and discussed. The presentation will emphasize arrangements that may exist between IRFs and physicians, including medical director arrangements and medical staff membership. The presentation will include a brief overview of the relevant laws, but will focus primarily on how IRFs can remain in compliance and what risks to watch for in the highlighted arrangements. Best practices for creating and monitoring the types of relationships that pose risks will also be discussed.
- Identify potentially risky financial arrangements with physicians, vendors, and other entities
- List the key elements needed in certain arrangements with physicians for compliance under the Stark law
- Describe best practices for avoiding compliance issues under the Stark law and anti-kickback statute
*Recorded Webinars are eligible for CME and CNE only*
Accreditation Statement - In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco and American Medical Rehabilitation Providers. Amedco is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement - Amedco designates this webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians and 1.0 contact hours for nurses Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.