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Belling The Cat: Implementation Of A Prospective Payment Reimbursement System For Critical Access Hospitals, Its Likely Success, And Political Implications Of This Policy Move, Erin E. Grant Jan 2017

Belling The Cat: Implementation Of A Prospective Payment Reimbursement System For Critical Access Hospitals, Its Likely Success, And Political Implications Of This Policy Move, Erin E. Grant

Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy

Health care is plagued by inefficient reimbursement policies which encourage expensive financial waste with little incentive to maintain care quality. Though no perfect solution exists, effective remedies may require a hard look at programs so far untouched by policy changes. This article discusses the application of a prospective payment system of reimbursement for critical access hospitals, as well as how this policy change would affect rural health care access, costs, and quality of care. Though some fear prospective payment systems of reimbursement would cripple rural health care, evidence shows it would likely promote more cost-efficient care without diminishing quality or ...


Racial Disparities In Accessing Health Care And Health Status, Ruqaiijah Yearby Jan 2012

Racial Disparities In Accessing Health Care And Health Status, Ruqaiijah Yearby

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Point (Overview): Interpersonal and institutional racial biases are the principal reasons for racial disparities in accessing health care and disparities in African Americans’ health status, which can only be addressed by acknowledging and putting an end to interpersonal and institutional racial bias in the health care system that adversely affects the health status African-Americans.

Counterpoint (Overview): The irrational structure of health care, which is based on ability to pay, rather than need is the main cause of racial disparities in health, which will not be equalized until the structure of the health care system is fixed or when African Americans ...


Tax-Exempt Hospitals: What Is Their Charitable Responsibility And How Should It Be Defined And Reported?, Nancy M. Kane Dba Mar 2007

Tax-Exempt Hospitals: What Is Their Charitable Responsibility And How Should It Be Defined And Reported?, Nancy M. Kane Dba

Saint Louis University Law Journal

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Antitrust & Hospital Mergers: Does The Nonprofit Form Affect Competitive Substance?, Thomas L. Greaney Jan 2006

Antitrust & Hospital Mergers: Does The Nonprofit Form Affect Competitive Substance?, Thomas L. Greaney

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Following a string of government losses in cases challenging hospital mergers in federal court, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice issued their report on competition in health care seeking to set the record straight on a number of issues that underlie the judiciary's resolution of these cases. One such issue is the import of nonprofit status for applying antitrust law. This essay describes antitrust's role in addressing the consolidation in the hospital sector and the subtle influence that the social function of the nonprofit hospital has had in merger litigation. Noting that the political and ...


Mission, Margin, And Trust In The Nonprofit Health Care Enterprise, Thomas L. Greaney, Kathleen Boozang Jan 2004

Mission, Margin, And Trust In The Nonprofit Health Care Enterprise, Thomas L. Greaney, Kathleen Boozang

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The law governing charitable corporations remains neglected and thoroughly muddled. Still unsettled are central issues regarding the accountability of directors and management, legal standards governing organic changes by nonprofit institutions, and mechanisms to ensure fidelity to the organization's charitable mission. For nonprofit corporations in the health care sector, which represent a large proportion of all health services supplied nationwide, particularly charity care, these shortcomings have had serious repercussions. The central issue addressed in this Article is how fidelity to the mission of the charitable health care corporation should be monitored. It advances the normative perspective that the law should ...


Discharges To The Streets: Hospitals And Homelessness, Sidney D. Watson Jan 2000

Discharges To The Streets: Hospitals And Homelessness, Sidney D. Watson

Saint Louis University Public Law Review

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The Path From Regulator To Hunter: The Exercise Of Prosecutorial Discretion In The Investigation Of Physicians At Teaching Hospitals, Pamela H. Bucy Jan 2000

The Path From Regulator To Hunter: The Exercise Of Prosecutorial Discretion In The Investigation Of Physicians At Teaching Hospitals, Pamela H. Bucy

Saint Louis University Law Journal

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Freedom At Risk: The Implications Of City Of Boerne V. Flores On The Merger Of Catholic And Non-Catholic Hospitals, Heather L. Carlson Jan 1997

Freedom At Risk: The Implications Of City Of Boerne V. Flores On The Merger Of Catholic And Non-Catholic Hospitals, Heather L. Carlson

Saint Louis University Public Law Review

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Night Landings On An Aircraft Carrier: Hospital Mergers And Antitrust Law, Thomas L. Greaney Jan 1997

Night Landings On An Aircraft Carrier: Hospital Mergers And Antitrust Law, Thomas L. Greaney

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Abstract: Analysis of the competitive effects of hospital mergers requires antitrust tribunals to make exceedingly fine-tuned appraisals of complex economic relationships. The law requires fact finding in a number of complex areas, e.g., defining product and geographic markets, predicting the possibility of that firms will engage in coordinated behavior; and assessing efficiencies flowing from the merger. Further complicating the process is the fact that these decisions require judgments regarding what the future may hold in an industry undergoing revolutionary change. Like pilots landing at night aboard an aircraft carrier, courts are aiming for a target that is small, shifting ...