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Healthcare Essentials

Nov. 13, 2023

Stark Integrity Podcast: Stark Law Timing, Hospital-Based Financial Arrangements, Master List, Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol, Compliance Mash Episodes

By Bob Wade

Check out the latest episode on the Stark Integrity podcast hosted by Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Nashville partner Bob Wade, featuring professionals in the healthcare industry including Joe Aguilar with HMS.

Stark Law Timing: 1 Year, 2 Years, 5 Years, and More Timing Limitations

Why are there timing requirements under the Stark Law? In this episode, Captain Integrity Bob Wade explores the background and details of these limitations. Hear why the 1-year term is a standalone provision under the exception, when the calendar year vs. a rolling period applies, why you should be careful about the multiple use of various exceptions, how timing limitations are determined, and an original poem for this episode. 

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Hospital-Based Financial Arrangements: A Discussion with Joe Aguilar with HMS Valuation Partners

There are a ton of considerations when it comes to hospital-based financial arrangements under the Stark Law. In this episode, Wade goes into the numbers and details with Joe Aguilar, Partner at HMS Valuation Partners. Hear why it’s important to include all aspects of revenue when determining Fair Market Value (FMV), why you need to understand the Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs), why you shouldn’t be afraid to start considering building the service line in house, why the devil is in the details, and Joe’s additional experience as a nurse practitioner.

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Master List Requirement under the Stark Law Explained

A master list reference is sometimes necessary under the Stark Law. In this episode - suggested by a Stark Integrity listener - Wade explains when and why that’s the case. Hear why creating a master list is just good practice, why it’s a legal requirement to cross-reference it, why you need to dedicate resources to maintain a master list, some interesting numbers tied to master lists, and what The Sound of Music has to do with them. 

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Stark Law Settlements under the Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol (SRDP): How Long and How Much?

When do you need to enter into the Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol (SRDP)? In this episode, Wade talks the notable settlements and timing under the SRDP. Hear how the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) is investing greater resources to review and settle these Stark Law violations, why it can be a long process, why it’s advantageous to enter the protocol process, how to do so, and the record-setting numbers tied to the SRDP. 

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Stark Law Compliance Mash

Hear Wade perform his original Stark Law Halloween song, “Compliance Mash.”

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