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SoCal Hospitals Work On Way to Get Around Physician Employment Ban
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A group of 157 Southern California hospitals is trying to get around the state’s ban against the corporate practice of medicine by making a way rural and small hospitals could create special foundations that would hire doctors, in some ways similar to Kaiser Permanente and other larger systems. “Right now, the larger hospitals have the ability to create these medical foundations, and most of them do so, such as Catholic Healthcare West, Sutter Health, Scripps, and Sharp,” says Jim Lott, executive vice president of the Hospital Association of Southern California, which includes Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.