Community Hospital Corporation applauds LTACH moratorium sunset
The federal moratorium that prohibited the expansion and growth of Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, or LTACHs, expired on Sept. 30, 2017, opening the door for LTACHs to serve an increased role in the care continuum.
“We applaud this outcome,” said Jim Kendrick, President and CEO for Community Hospital Corporation (CHC). “Many communities currently have accumulated unmet medical needs because they were formerly unable to consider this important level of post-acute care. With the LTACH moratorium lifted, there is opportunity for the expansion of LTACH beds and the growth of new facilities.”
Read the full article in Becker’s Hospital Review, Oct. 2, 2017.