Sean McKenna in Becker's Hospital Review: Be proactive, not reactive: Best practices to shield physician arrangements from Stark, AKS liability


As federal and state governments face budget shortfalls, hospital-physician arrangements face increasing Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute enforcement actions. Yet the rules of these laws remain broad and complex... 

Mr. Bissey was joined by Sean McKenna, partner and co-chair of healthcare practice at Haynes and Boone, to discuss the importance of hospitals and health systems proactively investing in compliance to insulate physician agreements from Stark Law and Anti-Kickback risk.

These physician agreements are increasingly at risk in today's legal environment. The government is actively scouring for potential criminal liability, according to Mr. McKenna. Hospitals with organized, up to date compliance plans are better positioned than those reacting to regulatory scrutiny.

Excerpted from Becker's Hospital Review. To read the full article, click here.

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