As presidential hopefuls jockey for position leading up to election day, healthcare is set to be perhaps the most hotly debated topic in 2020. While last year didn’t present the type of industry overhaul that some may have been expecting, 2019 was full of new healthcare trends and legislative changes that helped reshape the operating landscape. Notably, the shift from fee-based to value-based payment systems continued to alter how physicians and other healthcare providers care for patients. This continued change even prompted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) to propose new regulations surrounding how physicians can make referrals. Mergers and acquisitions also dominated headlines in 2019 and shook up the competitive landscape. While there’s no way to predict exactly what will happen, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney sees a number of issues to keep a close eye on in 2020.
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