The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) asked for comments regarding POHs in the proposed rule for inpatient hospital payments for 2018. CMS’s comments stated:
“We are seeking public comments on the appropriate role of physician-owned hospitals in the delivery system. We are also seeking public comments on how the current scope and restrictions on physician-owned hospitals affects healthcare delivery. In particular, we are interested in comments on the impact on Medicare beneficiaries.”
The Texas Orthopaedic Association and American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons will be advocating on behalf of physician-owned hospitals at the April 2017 National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.