Author: Bobby Hillert

PHA Applauds CMS’s Decision to Increase Healthcare Access for the Rio Grande Valley 

December 29, 2022

CMS Approves DHR Health’s High Medicaid Facility Exception to Expand Care for Medicaid Patients on the Texas Border WASHINGTON – PHA thanks CMS for following the rule of law and granting the “high Medicaid facility” expansion request to Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR Health) in Texas. Policymakers created the exception to ensure that areas serving large…

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Forty-Five Organizations Urge Congress to Address Physician-Led Hospitals

December 29, 2022

“The arbitrary 2010 ban on new physician-led hospitals and the expansion cap on grandfathered hospitals penalizes patients who deserve the right to receive care at the hospital of their choice and puts an unnecessary strain on our entire healthcare system.” WASHINGTON – Forty-five organizations joined a letter urging Congress to lift the restrictions on physician-led…

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PHA Endorses Legislation to Repeal Physician-Led Hospital Ban

October 21, 2022

PHA endorses H.R. 8132, which would repeal the ban on physician-led hospitals. WASHINGTON – Physician-Led Healthcare for America (PHA) endorsed H.R. 8132, which was introduced by Congresswoman Victoria Spartz (R-Indiana) to remove the ban on physician-led hospitals. “Concerns related to hospital consolidation have captured the attention of both sides of the political aisle,” PHA President…

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New Impact Study Identifies Solution to Healthcare Consolidation

September 15, 2022

Economic analysis finds physician-led hospitals are a force multiplier, increasing competition with high quality and lower cost care. WASHINGTON – A new study of the economic and social benefits of physician-led and owned hospitals has confirmed that physician-led hospitals can serve as an immediate tool to help federal policymakers address the nation’s growing healthcare consolidation.  …

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PHA’s Statement on the House Republicans’ Healthy Future Task Force Proposal

July 15, 2022

Washington, DC – July 15, 2022 – Physician-Led Healthcare for America (PHA) applauds a proposal released on July 14 by a key House Republican panel to improve healthcare delivery by repealing the moratorium on physician-led hospitals. The House Republican Healthy Future Task Force and its Affordability Subcommittee issued solutions to make healthcare more accessible and…

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Physician-Led Healthcare for America Statement: Introduction of the “Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2022”

May 4, 2022

Washington, DC – May 4, 2022 – Physician-Led Healthcare for America (PHA) is pleased to support the introduction of the “Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2022” by Senator James Lankford (R-OK). “We applaud Senator Lankford and the original co-sponsors – Senators Roger Marshall (R-KS), John Boozman (R-AR), John Barrasso (R-WY), Todd…

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Response to the Opposition by the American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals DHR Health’s High Medicaid Facility Application for Expansion

March 22, 2022

Washington, DC – March 23, 2022 – Physician-Led Healthcare for America (PHA) was disappointed to learn that two Washington, DC, trade associations expressed opposition to the high Medicaid facility application for expansion filed by DHR Health in Edinburg, Texas. DHR Health serves as one of the community safety-net hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley that…

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February 1, 2022

Washington, DC – February 1, 2022 – Physician Hospitals of America’s Board of Directors unveiled a new name, brand and management team for the organization. The organization will now be named Physician-Led Healthcare for America, which reflects the organization’s new mission to represent all physician-led ventures, including physician-owned facilities and physician-led practices. The organization will…

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