Scott Gottlieb, CPA
Assistant editor: Susan A. Maffetone, CPA
SBA standard could add nearly 5,000 to ranks of
small health care advisors
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
has increased its size standard for health care providers, substantially
expanding the number of businesses that can qualify as "small"
for government programs and services
$25 million size standard for hospitals and kidney dialysis
$10 million for nursing care facilities, medical laboratories
and home health care services;
$7.5 million for outpatient care facilities and offices and
clinics operated by physicians.
other sectors including offices and clinics operated by dentists,
chiropractors, optometrists, podiatrists, and other health care
practitioners will continue to operate under a size standard
of $5 million.
The formal notice on this final rule appeared in the Federal
Register on November 17, 2000 (65 FR 29523), and the size standards
take effect on December 18, 2000. A full listing of SBA’s size
standards is available at http://www.sba.gov/size/NAICS-cover-page.htm.
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