Atlanta Physician Recruitment Lawyers
Physician recruitment is highly regulated by federal laws. Violations of these laws could result in severe penalties, including criminal charges. Any physician or hospital involved in recruitment activities should consult with an experienced lawyer to ensure proper understanding of these complex laws and regulations.
At Allen & McCain, P.C., we represent physicians and hospitals throughout Georgia with the process of drafting and negotiating physician recruitment agreements. With over a century of combined experience in health care law, our attorneys understand the unique issues impacting health care professionals. We will guide you through the recruitment process and help ensure that you comply with all applicable laws.
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Physicians and hospitals participating in recruitment activities must comply with both federal and state laws, including the federal Stark law and anti-kickback law.
You may be familiar with how the Stark law pertains to referring patients to other physicians or health care entities. However, it also has an impact on recruitment activities. Under the Stark law, a hospital may be permitted to pay a physician a reasonable amount to relocate to the hospital’s geographic area in order for the physician to be a member of the hospital’s medical staff, but only if the arrangement meets certain specific requirements.
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. Unlike other businesses, health care institutions may not use bonuses, allowances and other perks to attract new candidates. However, there are safe harbor laws that make the arrangement possible under some circumstances.
Our Atlanta physician recruitment attorneys will help you create and negotiate physician recruitment agreements that ensure you are in compliance with these laws and offer protections in the event the agreement is terminated.
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