Chicago associate Michelle Garvey served as Moderator on the panel titled, “Complex Issues and Ethical Dilemmas in Stark Law Compliance” at the annual Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, Health Law Symposium on Thursday, November 10.

During the session, panelists addressed the most complex Stark Law issues facing healthcare providers and the ethical dilemmas the law creates for legal counsel. Recent multimillion-dollar settlements illustrate that the devil is in the details of fair market value, commercial reasonableness, physician compensation plans, group practice structures, proper documentation and implementation, and accounts payable management. Because Stark Law compliance can create ethical quandaries for counsel if management disregards policy requirements or resists addressing identified issues, this plenary includes a scenario-based discussion of the applicable rules of professional responsibility.

Source: Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, Health Law Symposium