Special Report on
Permissible physician-hospital joint ventures
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Increasingly, health care in the U.S. is brokered by managed care organizations. In response, providers (physicians and hospitals) are forming new organizations to increase their bargaining power and strengthen their competitive position. This Issue Brief explores the models of physician-hospital organization and analyzes their potential impact on physician practice patterns. Economic forces are driving the health care industry to develop new models of physician-hospital relationships Changes in physician and hospital payment, coupled with increased managed care penetration and increased competition in health care ...
As a starting point, Stark prohibits physicians from referring Medicare beneficiaries to an entity in which they (or an immediate family member) have a direct or indirect financial relationship for DHS. DHS include: clinical lab; physical therapy; occupational therapy; radiology, including MRI, CT scans, and ultrasound; radiation therapy and supplies; DME and supplies; parenteral and enteral nutrients, equipment and supplies; prosthetics, orthotics, and prosthetic devices and supplies; home health services; outpatient prescription drugs; and inpatient and outpatient hospitalization services. Read More
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