Conditional growth: Expansion hurdles high for doc-owned hospitals

Galloro, Vince
July 2011
Modern Healthcare;7/11/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 28, p10
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The article discusses the process proposed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that allow hospitals owned by physicians to expand despite the healthcare reform law. Provisions under Section 6001 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are discussed, including a ban on new physician-owned hospitals and suspension of the size and percentages of physician ownership. However, the law allows hospitals to apply for exception to the freezing of their size.


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