Hospital Acquisition of Physician Practices

amohospitalacquisitionHospital acquisition of physician practices is on the rise. A multitude of economic and regulatory factors have made buying and selling practices more attractive for physicians and hospitals.

Whether you are buying or selling a medical practice, Allen & McCain, P.C., has the experience and expertise to help you structure these business transactions to ensure long-term value and success. As one of just a few law firms in Atlanta focused exclusively on health care law, we are intimately familiar with the unique issues, regulations and laws that impact the health care industry.

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There are many legal issues to consider before and during the acquisition of physician practices by hospitals, including:

  • Fair market value: The value of the practice and compensation paid to physicians must be fair market value. No value can be placed on any aspect of volume or the value of referrals.
  • Stark law: Physicians in practices that are being acquired tend to make referrals to the hospital acquiring the practice. Because Stark law places certain restrictions on these activities, care must be taken to structure the transaction appropriately.
  • Anti-kickback law: The federal anti-kickback law states that a person is prohibited from knowingly and willfully soliciting or receiving, offering or paying any remuneration in return for referring or inducing referrals for goods and services paid for under federal government programs. The parties to the transaction must clarify that the intent of the hospital acquiring the physician practice is not to induce referrals.

Our lawyers will help you identify and manage these issues to ensure a successful transaction. We can also assist you with employment agreements and issues relating to physician recruitment.

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