For more than fifteen years, community hospitals, policymakers, the business community and governmental advisory bodies have grappled with overutilization and higher health care costs caused by self-referrals to physician-owned hospitals. Conflicts of interest are inherent in these arrangements, where physicians refer their patients to hospitals in which they have an ownership interest. More than seven years ago, after a decade of studies and Congressional hearings showing the adverse impact of these arrangements, Congress acted to protect the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and the taxpayers that fund them, by imposing a prospective ban on self-referral to physician-owned hospitals.
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FAH Announces New Chair-Elect and Board of Directors
The Federation of American Hospitals announced the election of a new Board of Directors and Chairman-elect, Milton Johnson, chairman and CEO of HCA.
New Study: Inpatient Drug Prices Skyrocketing
Groundbreaking FAH, AHA report highlights effects that prescription costs have on patients and hospitals.