Physician-Owned Hospitals Returning?

In testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee, new Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar indicated that he may be receptive to easing restrictions on physician-owned hospitals.

The Affordable Care Act made it difficult for doctors either to launch new hospitals of their own or to expand physician-owned hospitals already in operation, and many existing physician-owned facilities stopped serving Medicare patients.  In response to a question from a committee member, Azar expressed his interest in working to enable physician-owned hospitals to operate.

Learn more from this Fierce Healthcare article.

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