Private Fees for Healthcare & Wellness Services: What Lawyers Need To Know


This presentation address the basic legal compliance challenges under state and federal laws when healthcare providers (or business enterprises connected with healthcare) want to offer patients/consumers additional services for private fees. Medical practices structured to provide additional services for patient fees outside of plan reimbursement are often referred to as “concierge” or “boutique” or “retainer” or “direct primary care/DPC” practices. The same legal principles also apply to integrative or Functional Medicine practices that offer services outside traditional healthcare that are not covered by health plans, and to “connected care” medical offices offering electronic data services for additional fees. With a growing health and wellness US marketplace sure to continue expanding, this talk frames the central legal compliance solutions for these types of offerings. The presenter is considered a national expert in this field and regularly presents at national conferences to educate physicians and healthcare enterprises on these topics.

Date / Time: March 13, 2018

• 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Eastern
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• 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Pacific

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Jim Eischen, Esq. has 30 years of experience handling complex commercial and regulatory matters with a track record of practical problem-solving and sophisticated legal analysis. He has extensive experience managing all facets of business representation, from formation to contractual relations and managing disputes and transitions. He has experience working with mergers and acquisitions, shareholder/board issues, IP transactions, venture capital investment, and general employment risk management and documentation.

Since 2009, Jim has worked with clients in matters involving digital health, healthcare and privacy licensing and regulatory issues, including federal and state healthcare compliance issues that include physician compensation, and private direct healthcare and wellness modeling/compliance. His practice includes assisting various national enterprises (including life science and health/wellness education and guidance companies) with regulatory compliance (including FDA/FTC compliance). His experience encompasses healthcare, data, and physician integration business planning. He advises clients in matters connected to reimbursement, contracts, interdisciplinary health professional employment and labor issues, HIPAA compliance, and the fast-growing membership-based connected care, direct primary care (DPC) concierge practices and related enterprise models (including models designed to operate with employer funding). Jim has done credentialing work for physician independent practice associations (IPAs), and has experience structuring physician practice purchase and employment structures, and assisting companies delivering wellness products or programs, to ensure reimbursement and privacy compliance.

Jim has assisted with structuring and documenting commercial enterprise website data intake and utilization to achieve state and federal legal compliance. Clients have included online learning enterprises, health and wellness enterprises offering health guidance products, and businesses interacting with healthcare providers needing to navigate complex data compliance obligations. Jim has also assisted with potential breach scenarios, and has worked on mitigating potential breach events and achieving compliance with notification and other obligations triggered by data breach events.

Jim is noted for his work in structuring consumer/patient financial contribution and reimbursement models for private/concierge medical groups and for helping healthcare IT product developers to achieve federal legal compliance. He has worked as a consultant/founder with medical groups, digital health record software firms, cardiovascular testing and health coaching enterprises, and venture capital groups exploring healthcare opportunities. As a national authority within the digital health and direct/private medical law fields, Jim is frequently featured as a guest speaker at American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Private Physicians (AAPP), the American College of Private Physicians (ACPP), the XL Concierge conference, and various other national organization conferences.

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