April 24, 2016
On Wednesday, members of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide some welcome relief to hospitals who had already invested resources to develop new provider-based departments when Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) was enacted on Nov. 2, 2015.

Specifically, H.R. 5273 includes a proposed “mid-build” exception that would grandfather in a department if the hospital had already signed a “binding written agreement with an outside unrelated party for the actual construction of such department” prior to Nov. 2, 2015.

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