A World Without CON Regulations: Four Planning Essentials

History, as they say, is written by the victors, and healthcare reformers across the country are dipping their quills to write the final chapter in the decades-long experiment known as Certificate of Need. Make no mistake: We don’t believe that current trends will lead to a happy outcome. In our view, CON regulations have brought […]

CHNA Requirements: Red Tape or Real Opportunity?

Amid the avalanche of change unleashed by the Affordable Care Act, the CHNA requirement for not-for-profit hospitals has often been viewed as a relatively minor or distant concern. But in 2013, with the elections over and appeals all but exhausted, that concern is no longer minor, and the deadlines are no longer distant. Over the […]

Readmission Penalties: Plan Now to Stay Ahead of the Curve

After months of anxious uncertainty, every hospital in America now knows exactly where it stands on one of the initial priorities in healthcare reform: reducing readmissions. For the vast majority, the news is not good. Faced with a maximum 1% cutback in Medicare payments, two-thirds of all hospitals evaluated by CMS will receive some type […]