Governance Implications Of Health Care Reform

Law360, New York (January 6, 2010, 5:20 PM EST) -- With the impending passage of health care reform, it becomes important to consider the likely governance-related implications for hospitals and health systems. The ultimate legislation will arguably have the most significant impact on the health care financing system since the enactment of Medicare in 1965.

By its actions, Congress will essentially be handing hospital/health system boards an enormous homework assignment, the likes of which they have not previously confronted.

Hospital and health system boards will thus be presented with an unprecedented fiduciary challenge to which they...
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