Hospitals Push Medicare To Drop Unique Staff Requirement

Law360, New York (April 10, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT) -- Five major hospital associations on Monday urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to drop a proposed rule to require all hospitals to have their own distinct medical staffs, saying such a requirement would hamstring efforts to coordinate patient care among hospitals.

“This provision would remove the ability of hospital systems and their medical staffs to make their own determinations about the optimal medical staff framework and would prohibit medical staffs in some multi-hospital systems from having an integrated, unified organization across two or more...
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