Will the Federal Government Shut Down Surgery Centers and Physician-Owned Hospitals?

November 24, 2008

As the Democrats take control of the House, the Senate and the Presidency many question the impact of such a change on physician-owned hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (“ASCs”). The most significant question being: Will the federal government shut down and/or restrict physician-owned hospitals and ASCs?

The short answer to this question is (1) no the federal government will not shut down ASCs, and (2) maybe the federal government will halt the development of new physician-owned hospitals and/or restrict the activities of and adopt new rules relating to existing physician-owned hospitals.

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