Topic: Physician-Owned Hospitals
Few healthcare organizations fully understand the impact of a new lease accounting standard that takes effect next year.
HHS secretary Alex Azar said the Trump administration's proposed budget reflects significant and strategic investments in health programs.
Steward Health now owns and operates 36 hospitals across the United States, making it the country’s largest private hospital operator.
Many physicians prefer the more traditional fee-for-service approach over value-based care.
Afraid conflict of interest could lead to fraud, a Medicare commission considers tighter rules to govern doctor-owned companies distributing medical products.
Tensions between physician-owned hospitals and nonprofit facilities in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, region are a microcosm of the problems that can arise.
A group of doctors and its corporate partner have made a move to purchase three rural community hospitals in Louisiana that faced an uncertain future after the company that owned them declared bankruptcy.
The number of physician-owned hospitals in Texas increased just before a federal law introduced new limitations to their formation.
Although many industry groups continue to complain about the release of the CMS star ratings for hospital quality, one association is using the results to renew its call on the government to lift its ban on the expansion of physician-owned hospitals.