Nestled in the pages of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are restrictions on the establishment and growth of physician-owned hospitals that have forced some Idaho hospitals to rethink their business models.
The restrictions amend the Stark Law, three provisions that regulate when and to what facilities physicians can refer their patients. Implemented between 1989 ...
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Expanding Medicaid in Idaho could benefit Idaho more than almost any other state. That’s because the way Idaho now handles catastrophic medical costs places the burden squarely on the state taxpayer. The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, which includes hospitals, St. Luke’s Health System and Saint Alphonsus Health System, favors expansion. IACI has asked [...]
Have you ever opened an e-newsletter, looked at the graphics without reading any of the text, and closed it a few seconds later? You’re not alone. The average time a person spends on an e-newsletter is less than a minute, and the typical open rate is only about 25 percent. While you cannot control how [...]