Is physician ownership of a hospital a conflict of interest?
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 20, 2012
Healthcare correspondent David Hogberg reports on provisions within ObamaCare that "all but guarantee that no new physician-owned specialty hospitals (PSHs) will be built." This report examines the roots and consequences of the political conflict between general hospitals and physician-owned specialty hospitals. Report published by The Atlas Society.
Highlighted points of report:
> ObamaCare prevents any hospital in which physicians are part owners from receiving a Medicare provider number after December 31, 2010.
> Impact of provisions within the law make that expanding the capacity of current PSHs difficult.
> History and analysis of the conflict between the "Big Hospital Lobby" and representatives of physician-owned specialty hospitals.
> An analysis of allegations that PSHs "cherry pick" patients and represent a fundamental conflict of interest.
> Who are the politicians that side with the "Big Hospital Lobby" and what are their reasons?
Experts and publications quoted or cited in the report, include:
> Regina Herzlinger, Harvard University business professor
> Dr. John Dietz, Indiana Orthopedic Hospital
> Dr. Thomas Tkach, McBride Orthopedic Hospital
> Nursing Economics, Health Services Research, Healthcare Management, Health Economics
INTERVIEWS WITH THE AUTHOR: Contact Aaron Day at (617) 248-8990 or by email: aday(at)atlassociety(dot)org
BIO: DAVID HOGBERG is a Washington-based correspondent for Investor's Business Daily and the author of an upcoming book on Medicare. He was formerly a senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, and a fellow at the Rio Grande Institute.
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