We also use our experience with MSO legal agreements to help clients navigate the arena of fraud and abuse, including public bans on counter-kickback, self-expulsion, and fee-splitting. Does the possession of the professional unit or the provision of services on behalf of such a unit affect the full-time position of physicians or, if applicable, existing medical practice? It is always important to check for non-competition clauses and other restrictions applicable to employment contracts. Many MSOs also require physicians to enter into a non-compete regime that must be carefully considered. Complex regulatory requirements require tightly structured MSO agreements. For example, both parties must ensure that the federal anti-kickback law is not violated. Service management models (MSOs) can be risky for physicians who might not consider legality and the associated financial and legal risks before accepting the agreement. Ericka L. Adler has been active in the field of regulatory and transactional health law for over 20 years. She represents physicians and other healthcare providers across the country in their day-to-day legal needs, including contract negotiations, sales transactions and complex joint ventures. She also works with suppliers on a wide range of compliance topics such as strong law, anti-kickback statutes and HIPAA. Ericka has been writing for the Physicians practice since 2011. It`s a story about how Harry, a healthcare entrepreneur, worked on a proposed deal that poses strength and anti-kickback issues.
Are doctors required to submit and verify certain required surveillance agreements/authority documents to the state? MSOs may or may not be familiar with these requirements. In addition, state laws may limit doctors to only monitor professional activities in which they are experienced. These are important considerations for the doctor, as it involves his license. Do you have any questions about how your doctor`s office works? The accounting team at GPP`s medical practice can help. Contact Erick Cutler at 214-635-2541. Medicine is a big business. That`s why everyone wants some of it, including those who are not doctors or who work in some way in the health sector. As a result, it is not uncommon to find businessmen, venture capital firms and those who wish to benefit from the opening of medical stores in medicine. This is easy to assess in some countries, as laypeople can hire doctors, own doctors` offices, and benefit from the practice of medicine.
In other countries, this process is more complex because laws limit the participation of non-physicists in the practice of medicine, such as for example. B the doctrine of the practice of the medical enterprise, as well as restrictions on the apportionment of medical expenses and other similar restrictions. Is the financial agreement legal? Some agreements may not comply with national legislation on the allocation of royalties. In addition, these agreements should not be drafted in a compliant manner when the MSO concerns patients covered by a government program. . . .