By Cheryl L. Wagonhurst, Janice A. Anderson, and Nathaniel M. Lacktman, Esqs.
Quality of care has emerged as the hot issue in the healthcare industry. Healthcare industry experts and consultants should familiarize themselves with the main legal issues arising from the government’s efforts to promote quality healthcare. This article provides the information experts and consultants need for a general understanding of: 1) the development of the government’s quality of care legal initiative, 2) the three prongs of that initiative (payments, public reporting and enforcement), and 3) the issues hospitals and their boards of directors must understand and address in the current legal climate.
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