Hospitals and physicians are increasingly working to form strategic alliances that can help both parties survive the increasingly complex health care environment. There are many goals for such alliances, but for every alliance that works out well, there are at least as many that come to grief. Here are some of the common issues that—when addressed properly—can help pave the way for success
On June 22, 2012, the IRS issued proposed regulations regarding several additional requirements enacted by the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act applicable to tax-exempt hospitals.
Independent hospitals have successfully faced difficult circumstances in the past, but new challenges are pushing the hospital industry onto more difficult footing. Fundamental, long-term industry challenges, including competitive disadvantages in size and scale, limited access to capital and competition for and with physicians, have increased the need for independent hospitals to re-examine their operational and financial strengths and weaknesses