Pending Oregon Law Undermines Traditional Physician Practice Structure

In an apparent attempt to shield physician practices from perceived abuses of close association with physician practice management (PPM) companies, a pending Oregon law could undermine a broad range of structures and transactions between physicians and laypersons. Potentially affected structures and transactions include loans, real estate leases, practice non-clinical asset sales, national virtual care platforms and payor-provider joint ventures. Primarily, the Act prohibits several relationships and control structures, which would materially constrain the typical PPM structure utilized by hospitals, private equity sponsors, virtual care providers, managed care companies and others to create a more integrated approach to care delivery, to take advantage of efficiencies and, in many instances, simply to operate.

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