March - 2017

15 Things to Know About Stark Law

Article Commentary Written by Garth Hogan, Executive Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

After 2 decades, the Stark Law still has an impact on contracts between hospitals and physicians. With the original Stark 1 act passed in 1989 and revisions to the Stark II in 1995, hospitals and health systems have been held to a high standard of ethics, with regards to contracts and agreements between referring physicians.

6 Key Trends Affecting Healthcare Real Estate in 2017

1. Repeal of the Affordable Care Act
On January 20, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order indicating "prompt repeal" of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and instructed federal agencies to use "all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer...or delay the implementation of any provision ... that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or ... individuals."

The Transformation of Outpatient Healthcare Design

Hospitals across the country are moving into uncharted territory as healthcare delivery in the U.S. is being reinvented. Hospitals and patients have been affected by the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) healthcare reform that rolled out nationwide in 2012. Hospitals are now faced with shrinking reimbursements and patients are seeing high deductibles.

Dr. Richard Afable discusses Healthcare Competition in L.A. basin

Article Commentary Written by: Garth Hogan, Executive Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

Dr. Richard Afable, CEO of St. Joseph Hoag Health, summarizes West Coast health care strategy in a unique and direct response to Modern Healthcare's Q&A. With Kaiser Permanente founded in California, it has been a forerunner for managed care and attempts at affordable healthcare.

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