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Physician-Owned Hospital Performance May Provide Support for Lifting Expansion Moratorium

Thursday, January 28, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Blog post from Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman:

Physician-Owned Hospital Performance May Provide Support for Lifting Expansion Moratorium

As lawmakers return for the second session of the 114th Congress, physician-owned hospitals ("POHs") across the country are closely watching the status of the Promoting Access, Competition, and Equity Act of 2015 (H.R. 2513) authored by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX). Also referred to as the PACE Act of 2015, H.R. 2513 would change existing law under the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") to allow POHs to expand their facilities under certain conditions. The legislation, which initially garnered support from several national physician organizations, including the American Medical Association, could gain momentum in light of recent governmental and independent reports highlighting POHs' strong performance in achieving quality measures in 2015.

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