Last Month articles

Physician and private equity partnership: Goal is to create larger, more robust platform for delivery of care

Physician and private equity partnership: Goal is to create larger, more robust platform for delivery of care

By: Carmin Grandinetti and Daniel Fisher There is a recent trend of physician practices partnering with private equity firms (PE Firms) as hospitals and other large health systems have curtailed their acquisition of physician practices. Physician practices and PE Firms are looking to align themselves to create a larger, more robust platform for the delivery

Telehealth reform: Coverage expansion, reimbursement criteria will improve access to care

By: Sarah Cronan Spurlock and Ozair Shariff Technology advancements have had a significant impact on the way healthcare is delivered, particularly to patients in rural areas and to those with restricted access to medical care. Medical providers use technology to remotely monitor patients, prescribe medications and provide a wide range of preventive medical services, in

Rural health clinics: It’s time to bolster services necessary while getting an additional revenue stream

By: Amber Knouff and Lisa English Hinkle As the predominant primary care providers in medically under served areas, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) are on the front lines of the opioid epidemic, treating patients in the areas that have the highest incidences of opioid related problems and the fewest healthcare services. RHCs care for Kentucky’s most

New Medicaid requirements require community engagement to maintain coverage

By Ben Keeton Editor’s Note: On June 29 Judge James E. Boasberg of Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, blocked Kentucky’s plan to require many Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer in order to continue receiving benefits. Changes are coming to the Medicaid program in Kentucky as part of the recently approved 1115

Hospitals get a regulatory and statutory exemption on ownership and licensure of physician practices

By Janet Craig Certificate of Need (CON) has been both a blessing and a burden for hospitals as they have adapted to some of the biggest changes in the healthcare market. While CON laws can assist a hospital in opposing competitors coming into its home territory, recruiting and retaining physicians has often required many hospitals