Review and Negotiation of Physician Employment Agreements

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This program was recorded on January 31st, 2018

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  • Michael R. Lowe, P.A.
    Michael R. Lowe, P.A. Healthcare law firm serves clients throughout the state of Florida and nationally, including the following Florida cities and counties: Orlando, Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Hialeah, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Altamonte Springs, Longmont, Pensacola, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Hillsborough County, Duval County, and Palm Beach County.

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    1. Introduction
    2. Four Critical Sections in Any Physician Employment Agreement
      1. Termination Provisions
      2. Covenants- Not-to-Compete & Restrictive Covenant Provisions
      3. Compensation
      4. Professional Liability Insurance and Tail Coverage Insurance
    3. Health Care Regulatory Laws (Applicable Laws to Consider)
      1. Federal Stark Law (42 U.S.C. § 1395nn) and Stark II Regulations
      2. Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b(b)) and the Safe Harbor Regulations (42 C.F.R. § 1001.952)
      3. State – Self Referral (For Example)
      4. State Brokering/Anti-Kickback Laws (For Example)
        1. Florida Patient Brokering Act (§ 817.505, Florida Statues)
        2. Florida Anti-Kickback Law (§456.054, Florida Statutes)
        3. Florida Fee-Splitting Prohibition (§ 458.331(1)(i), Florida Statues)
      5. 501(c)(3) Entities – Tax exempt/private inurement considerations
      6. Federal False Claims Act
    4. Types of Relationships/Transactions
      1. Physician Hospital Employment Agreements
      2. Physician Employment Agreements
      3. Medical Director Agreements
      4. Call Coverage Agreements
      5. Joint Venture Agreements

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