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Episode 53: Physician Compensation Methodologies under the Stark Law

  • December 19, 2019

Anna Grizzle joins Mark to discuss the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit False Claims Act (FCA) decision calling into question productivity-based physician compensation structures under the Stark Law. Mark interviews Anna to hear her perspective on the U.S. ex rel. Bookwalter v. UPMC and the Third Circuit’s decision.


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Episode Synopsis

The case involved employment arrangements between the medical center’s subsidiary physician practice entities and neurosurgeons who performed procedures at affiliated hospitals. The Third Circuit’s decision appears to call into question a common compensation methodology for physician professional services.

Continue reading: Inside the FCA: Third Circuit Holds Allegations of Improper Compensation Methodologies under the Stark Law Survive Motion to Dismiss


Bio: Anna Grizzle


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