Structuring a payment or a transaction such that the deal is at fair market value is not the be-all and end-all of AKS compliance.
In an organization we tend to be judged for what we do - not for the decisions that we make not to do something.
Ride along with Mark as he discusses the settlement by Sutter Health and a cardiac surgery group involving allegations that exclusive contracts, coverage stipends, and medical director fees were kickbacks to reward referrals. Avoid the same fate.
Sit back and listen while Mark talks about how you can profit by paying your team bonuses upon achieving business milestones.
The so-called "soft stuff" is a larger factor than groups generally acknowledge. Very few groups reward their physicians for it.
In many medical specialties, both hospital and office based, national groups have become significant competitors.