shared health facility

(9) The term “shared health facility” means any arrangement whereby— (A) two or more health care practitioners practice their professions at a common physical location; (B) such practitioners share (i) common waiting areas, examining rooms, treatment rooms, or other space, (ii) the services of supporting staff, or (iii) equipment; (C) such practitioners have a person (who may himself be a practitioner)— (i) who is in charge of, controls, manages, or supervises substantial aspects of the arrangement or operation for the delivery of health or medical services at such common physical location, other than the direct furnishing of professional health care services by the practitioners to their patients; or (ii) who makes available to such practitioners the services of supporting staff who are not employees of such practitioners; and who is compensated in whole or in part, for the use of such common physical location or support services pertaining thereto, on a basis related to amounts charged or collected for the services rendered or ordered at such location or on any basis clearly unrelated to the value of the services provided by the person; and (D) at least one of such practitioners received payments on a fee-for-service basis under subchapters XVIII and XIX in an amount exceeding $5,000 for any one month during the preceding 12 months or in an aggregate amount exceeding $40,000 during the preceding 12 months; except that such term does not include a provider of services (as defined in section 1395x(u) of this title ), a health maintenance organization (as defined in section 300e(a) of this title ), a hospital cooperative shared services organization meeting the requirements of section 501(e) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any public entity.


42 USC § 1301(a)(9)

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