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Health Reform Could Put End to Physician-owned Hospitals
Health Leaders Media - Liz Jones

If passed as is, the Senate’s current healthcare reform bill will put physician-owned hospitals on the endangered species list. Under the bill, physician-owned hospitals must meet a list of five “allowable growth criteria” if they want to continue receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding. That doesn’t sound horribly unreasonable until you learn that not one existing physician-owned hospital will be able to meet those criteria, says Molly Sandvig, Esq., executive director of Physician Hospitals of America (PHA), a Sioux Falls, SD-based advocacy group for the physician-owned hospital industry.

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