Physician-Hospital Contracts Clinic


Hospital-physician contracting never was easy, and it’s getting more complicated every day.

False Claims Act cases often involve allegations of improper financial relationships between hospitals and physicians. Knowing the rules is critical to staying out of trouble.

Join faculty Henry Casale and Dan Mulholland for a special clinic in New Orleans where they will discuss the latest legal developments affecting physician-hospital financial arrangements. The theme of this year’s program is:

“What Keeps You Up at Night and How to Sleep Easier.”

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Provider-based billing: going, going, but not quite gone
  • Recent amendments to Stark regulations — are there more to follow?
  • Billing for AHPs: Incident to and Split/Share Rules
  • New IRS guidance on executive compensation excise tax — it can affect physicians too!
  • Physician employment contracts and personal service arrangements
  • Compensation Models — do productivity incentives still make sense?
  • How often should you review physician contracts and compensation, and how should you do it?
  • Using artificial intelligence tools to make contract management and negotiations easier
  • Update on recent FCA, Stark and Anti-kickback decisions and settlements
  • And much much more!

This seminar will take a practical “hands on” approach, not a boring theoretical discussion of legal concepts.

Participation by all individuals is encouraged.  Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service.  Please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program.

Dates and Locations

April 11 - 13, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Call 1-800-826-8987 to make your room reservations now*.

Or, you may book your room using this link*: Make Your Room Reservation Here

*Be sure to mention that you're part of the HortySpringer group to
get the discounted room rate of $359 per night. This room rate discount
is available through March 13 or until the room block is sold out
(whichever comes first).


The following hot topics relative to physician-hospital financial relationships will be discussed:

  • Basic Legal Rules for Hospital-Physician Contracts
  • Employment Contract Terms
  • Compensation Models
  • Non-Physician Compensation and Billing Issues
  • Physician Practice Acquisitions
  • Physician Group Structure
  • Provider-Based Status
  • ER Call Coverage Compensation
  • False Claims Act
  • Self-Disclosure
  • New Stark Regulations
  • Excise Tax on Excess Compensation
  • Notable Recent Cases and Settlements

This seminar will take a practical “hands on” approach, not a boring theoretical discussion of legal concepts.

Who Should Attend?

  • Hospital Managers
  • Physician Practice Managers
  • Legal Counsel
  • Physician Leaders
  • Hospital and Physician Practice Board Members


Educational Intent

This program is designed for hospital managers, physician practice managers, physicians who serve in medical staff and hospital leadership positions, and hospital and physician practice Board members.

Upon completion of this program, participants will:

  • understand the fraud and abuse implications of hospital-physician contractual relationships; and
  • understand how to structure financial relationships between hospitals and physicians so that they comply with federal statutes prohibiting payment for referrals.

Continuing Education Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and HortySpringer Seminars. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Category 1 CME Credit

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEU Credit

Other healthcare professionals are awarded 1.125 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 11.25 contact hours.

NAMSS Accreditation

This course has been approved for National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) for up to 11 hours of continuing education credit(s). Accreditation of this educational content in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NAMSS.

Presenter Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials distributed at the time of the conference.


Seminar Disclaimer

HortySpringer Seminar Disclaimer Statement:

The information presented at these seminars and the supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing contained therein is to be considered as the rendering of legal advice for specific cases or circumstances. No one should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information presented at these seminars without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer practicing as permitted by applicable laws, regulations or rules of professional conduct. No attorney-client relationship is formed by registration for any seminar or the use of the seminar materials.


Registration fee:

$1,595 Individual


$4,950 for a team of four
$   950 for each additional registrant (after a team of four registration)

We design our programs with a team fee because we found that it usually requires at least three or four Board members or physician leaders to implement changes or to move forward on any particular matter.

You can send a team of four to one seminar in one location, or you can register at multiple locations and for multiple programs.

Included With Registration Fee

  • Online Access to slide text, forms, letters, procedures, suggestions for policy elements and more.

Hotel Reservations

All registrants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Special group room rates have been established for Horty Springer registrants. The block of rooms being held for registrants will be released 30 days prior to the seminar. Within 30 days of the program, you may not be able to get rooms or receive the special rate.

Refund Policy

Seminar cancellations/refunds are subject to a $100 processing fee.