Hospitals, Medical Society At Odds Over New Legislation

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Jul. 28, 2014 12:00 am  

David Wroten

The Arkansas Medical Society and the Arkansas Hospital Association don't see eye-to-eye on new legislation that deals with physician peer reviews. Last month, Baptist Health of Little Rock, Mercy Health System of Chesterfield, Missouri, which operates six hospitals in Arkansas, and Washington Regional Medical Center of Fayetteville filed a lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court challenging the constitutionality of the Peer Review Fairness Act of 2013.

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