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You can’t always get what you want; just ask physician-owned hospitals
Modern Healthcare

The legislative package approved recently by the House repealing Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula for paying doctors contains a grab bag of other provisions. It’s the typical congressional something-for-everyone approach to gaining agreement on a measure.

But one group that didn’t get what it wanted is physician-owned hospitals. The Affordable Care Act includes a prohibition on new physician-owned hospitals and expansion of existing facilities, unless they get explicit backing from the CMS.