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Legal Implications of Integration of Hospitals and Urgent Care Centers

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by Ron Lebow
Journal of Urgent Care Medicine
December 2015

Ron Lebow's article "Legal Implications of Integration of Hospitals and Urgent Care Centers," was published in the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine on December 1, 2015.

From the article...

"With the advent of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the government recognized that it could not continue to indefinitely pay for a majority of the medical care in the United States without providing sticks and carrots to encourage cost savings, improved outcomes, reduced use of hospital emergency departments as primary-care offices, and reduced hospital readmission rates."

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