Physician Self-Referral Law/Stark law

Apr 24, 2023
For decades, the Ethics in Patient Referrals Act (“Stark Law”) has protected the Medicare program, its beneficiaries and communities from the inherent conflict of interest created when physicians self-refer their patients to facilities and services they own.
Apr 20, 2023
Several House subcommittees April 26 will hold hearings on a variety of issues that affect hospitals and health systems, including transparency, site-neutral payment policies, tax-exempt status, workforce shortages and the Provider Relief Fund.
Apr 19, 2023
Some members of Congress continue to propose weakening Medicare’s prohibition on physician self-referral to new physician-owned hospitals and loosening restrictions on the growth of grandfathered hospitals. Legislation has been introduced that would allow problematic physician-owned hospitals to…
Apr 17, 2023
Congress should enact policies to strengthen the health care workforce and reject harmful proposals that would cut Medicare or Medicaid payments to hospitals and reduce access to care and services for patients.
Apr 11, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 10 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2024.
Apr 10, 2023
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health is expected to hold a follow-up hearing on transparency and competition in health care. The AHA appreciates your outreach in advance of the March 28 hearing; however, based on the comments representatives made during the recent hearing, it is…
Mar 29, 2023
The AHA and the Federation of American Hospitals are urging Congress to oppose the Patient Access to Higher Quality Care Act (H.R. 977/S.470) and any other proposals that would allow unfettered growth of physician-owned hospitals, citing new data
Mar 29, 2023
New Analysis Shows Physician-owned Hospitals Cherry-pick Patients, Provide Less Uncompensated and Emergency Care.
Mar 28, 2023
Compared to other hospitals, physician-owned hospitals treat less medically complex and more financially lucrative patients, provide fewer emergency services and treat fewer COVID-19 cases, according to data from health care consulting firm Dobson | Davanzo released today by the AHA and Federation…
Mar 28, 2023
Data from the health care consulting firm Dobson | Davanzo, released today by the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) and the American Hospital Association (AHA), shows that physician-owned hospitals (POHs), when compared to other hospitals, treat less medically complex and more financially…