The American Hospital Association supports H.R. 5645, the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018, also known as the SMARTER Act.
The SMARTER Act removes a regulatory roadblock to hospital realignment. Hospital integration and realignment is essential if the field is to be successful in its drive to build an efficient and effective continuum of care that delivers care to communities in innovative ways and in new, more convenient settings. Both public and private forces are fueling the drive toward greater integration and alignment.
Read the full letter below.