A recent bill proposed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would, among other things, reinstate the Certificate of Need (CON) program in Pennsylvania.  Specifically, House Bill 305, introduced on February 7, 2007, would require anyone proposing to make capital expenditures in excess of $500,000 for replacement technology or $1,000,000 for equipment or improvements in connection with a covered health … Continue Reading

Building and/or investing in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) is a great way to gain control over the surgical side of your practice and can also be an excellent source of ancillary revenue.  However, start-up costs can be prohibitive and building and running an ASC can be time consuming.  Not surprisingly, many physicians are tempted to "partner" with other investors as a way of sharing the start-up … Continue Reading