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Life after Tuomey Healthcare: What "Commercial Reasonableness" Means to You

Speaking Engagement
Health Care Compliance Association's Midwest Regional Annual Conference
Overland Park, KS

Husch Blackwell Partner David Pursell explores issues including the significance of the government's case against Tuomey Healthcare to hospital/physician contracting, "commercial reasonableness" vs. Fair Marketing Value, what "commercial reasonableness" means to healthcare providers and when it is required. The Tuomey case is one of the few cases to go to a jury and the first to rely solely on a violation of the Stark Law to obtain a judgment against a hospital.  The decision contains important lessons for hospital/physician contract compliance and the government's enforcement of the Stark Law.