Hospital Contracts Manual

Hospital Contracts Manual

by Baker
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Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory


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Hospital Contracts Manual

No hospital or health care facility can afford the disastrous results of a contract gone wrong. Hospital Contracts Manual provides practical, authoritative guidance so you can eliminate the possibility of unexpected and undesirable contractual results. Virtually every contractual issue that health care facilities face is covered in detail, including:

• Shared services
• Physician compensation
• Management contracts
• Managed care contracts
• Fraud and abuse compliance
• Antitrust
• And so much more!

With Hospital Contracts Manual, you'll learn what contract will best meet your hospital's goals, what should be included in a particular contract, the implications of specific clauses and phrases, and how to ensure that your facility's interests are fully protected.

Specifically, Hospital Contracts Manual:

• Leads you step-by-step to contracts that meet your hospital's objectives and minimize your risk
• Explains and weighs pros and cons of the most common agreements in each contract area
• Offers a comprehensive library of proven sample agreements, checklists, forms, clauses, and provisions
• Is written in user-friendly language, without confusing "legalese"
• And much more!

Hospital Contracts Manual has been updated to include:

• Discussion of Medicare Part D and changes made to it by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
• Discussion of the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
• Discussion of ACOs and the self-referral prohibition
• Discussion of ACOs and the antikickback statute
• Discussion of ACOs and the gain-sharing prohibition
• New section on Medicare regulation of the formation of integrated delivery systems, including PSOs and ACOs
• New sections on the special antitrust enforcement approach for ACOs
• New sections on tax-exempt organizations participating in ACOs
• Discussion of advisory opinions involving ACOs
• Discussion of the HITECH Act as it relates to disclosure of HER and the May 2011 proposed rule

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780894438288
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Publication date: 12/01/1982
Pages: 1500
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 14.20(h) x 8.00(d)

Table of Contents

• Fundamentals of Contracting
• Quality-Based Health Care Delivery Contracts
• Direct Contracting
• Contracts for Professional Services
• Leases
• Health Care Provider Joint Purchasing Arrangements
• Management Agreements
• Third Party Payer Considerations
• Institutional Provider Agreements with PROs
• Assurances in Federal and State Agency Agreements
• Financing the Acquisition of Facilities and Equipment
• Design and Construction Agreements
• Patient Transfer Agreements
• Managed Care Risk-Sharing Organizations and Structures
• Managed Care Agreements
• Integrated Delivery Systems
• Relationships with HMOs
• Trustee Compensation and Indemnity
• Impact of Canon Law on Health Care Delivery
• Contracting with Protestant Health Care Delivery Systems
• Antitrust Considerations
• Contracts and Joint Ventures
• Fraud and Abuse Issues in Physician Transactions
• Implications of HIPAA
• Research and Development Agreements

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