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The Nuts and Bolts of a Physician Practice Acquisition

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Produced on October 04, 2019

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Course Information

Time 67 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

This program, presented by corporate attorney, Matthew Berlin, and health care attorney, Hillary Stemple, will provide an overview of the physician acquisition process. The program will include: (1) an overview of the regulatory framework that drives how acquisitions are structured, including corporate practice of medicine laws and tax considerations; (2) a discussion of the differences in acquisition structures and key contract terms; (3) the important areas for review during the due diligence process and how to address issues identified during due diligence; (4) how physician practices are valued; and (5) post-acquisition considerations, including physician employment and contracting.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the regulatory requirements that impact the structure of an acquisition, including corporate practice of medicine laws
  2. Examine the basic differences between available acquisition structures and key contract provisions
  3. Identify key due diligence concerns, including concerns related to billing and coding, licensure, and Stark law and Anti-Kickback Statute compliance
  4. Discuss how physician practices are valued

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Faculty

Hillary Stemple

Arent Fox LLP

Hillary Stemple is an associate in Arent Fox’s Health Care group where she represents health care providers, including hospitals and health care systems, long term care facilities, and hospice and home care agencies.

Hillary regularly advises clients on compliance with health care fraud and abuse laws, with an emphasis on the Stark law and anti-kickback statute. She also counsels clients on internal and external investigations, particularly investigations related to the False Claims Act, as well as on reimbursement issues, licensing requirements, and other compliance matters.



Matthew Berlin

Arent Fox

Matt counsels clients in variety of corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, technology transactions and financings. He resides in the firm's Washington, DC office.

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Matt was a senior counsel with an American multinational enterprise information technology company. In that role, he was primarily responsible for advising, structuring, and negotiating global outsourcing,  professional service, and technology agreements with major clients in multiple industries.

Before that, Matt was an associate in the Corporate departments of both a large national law firm and a Magic Circle firm.