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Physician owned specialty hospitals have been the subject of controversy and debate, yet have flourished since the early 90s. Initially, Washington let them proliferate, unchecked, until 2003 when Congress passed l...
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Opening Statement of Sen. Chuck Grassley, Chairman Hearing, Physician-Owned Specialty Hospitals : Profits before Patients? (May 17, 2006). Retrieved from: http://www.finance.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/051706cg.pdf
Kahn, C. (2013). Intolerable risk, irreparable harm: The legacy of physician-owned specialty hospitals. Health Affairs, 25(1), 130-133.
How doctor-owned hospitals are circumventing ObamaCare; Despite Washington's efforts to limit their growth, many doctor-owned hospitals are thriving. Retrieved from: http://theweek.com/article/index/244137/how-doctor-owned-hospitals-are-circumventing-obamacare
Perry, J. E. (2012). Physician-Owned Specialty Hospitals and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Health Care Reform at the Intersection of Law and Ethics. American Business Law Journal, 49(2), 369-417. doi:10.1111/j.1744-1714.2012.01135.x
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