A medical professional (Physician, APRN, Physician Assistant, et cetera) entering into an employment arrangement is often handed an employment agreement as the first step in the process. This article includes some guidance on the process and issues that arise in the employment contracting process.
Letter of Intent
In many business situations, negotiating the terms of an agreement starts with a...Read More
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently released updates of its third phase of final regulations to the federal physician self-referral law (the “Stark Law”). The third phase of final regulations is appropriately titled “Stark III.” Stark III clarifies, and in some cases substantially revises, various concepts, definitions, and exceptions to the Stark Law. As a result,...Read More
The final “Phase III” regulations promulgated under the federal physician self-referral prohibition known as the Stark Law became effective December 4, 2007. Several years in the making, Phase III addresses and modifies portions of larger Stark regulatory scheme, namely Phases I and II, which took effect in 2002 and 2004. Stark prohibits a physician from referring Medicare patients for certain...Read More