Tweaks only: CMS stands firm on doc-owned hospital rule

Robeznieks, Andis
November 2011
Modern Healthcare;11/7/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 45, p8
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The article looks at the firm stand of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on a reform law provision curtailing physician-owned hospitals along with small adjustments in tightening prohibitions on physician self-referrals. According to CMS, the regulation can help in minimizing anticompetitive behavior and avoid discrimination against federal healthcare program beneficiaries. It also notes that 265 of 6,100 hospitals in the U.S. are owned by physicians.


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