Surgery centers say MA state regs give hospitals unfair advantage
Ambulatory surgery centers, facilities that offer outpatient surgical procedures, say their industry and the low-cost care it provides could be under threat from state regulators seeking to give their competition, Bay State hospitals, a competitive edge. At issue, according to Linda Rahm, president of the Massachusetts Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, is a proposed regulation by the Department of Public Health that would require ASCs to obtain state approval known as a "determination of need" before expanding.
- Providers' Push to Consolidate Roils Payers
- As Retail Clinics Surge, Quality Metrics MIA
- Former NQF Co-Chair Linked to Conflicts of Interest in Journal Probe
- RN Named Chief Patient Experience Officer
- No Employee Satisfaction, No Patient-Centered Culture
- Medicare Cost, Quality Data Tools Weak, Says GAO
- In PCMH, the 'P' is Not for 'Physician'
- How Simple Data Analytics is Driving Physician Incentives
- Population Health Pays Off for NY Collaborative
- AMA Pushes Lame Duck Congress for SGR Repeal