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Contract service compliance

For healthcare organizations, the provision of contract services continues to evolve. Traditionally, it was common to find hospitals contracting for housekeeping and food services. Today, given the increasing pressure on hospitals for financial viability and the advent of telehealth, it is not uncommon to find hospitals contracting for a multitude of clinical services. A survey on healthcare outsourcing conducted by Waller, a Nashville-based law firm, noted the top five outsourced patient care services in 2012 were those related to anesthesia, ED, dialysis services, diagnostic imaging, and hospitalist care. In comparison, in 2006, the top five outsourced clinical services were dialysis services, sleep disorders, diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, and physical therapy.

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