This summer has been busy, busy, busy, so my apologies to all of you out there in HealthBlawg land for spotty posting lately.  My clients didn’t get the memo about a nice long vacation this month or next, and I’ve been training for the Pan Mass Challenge, a 2-day, 200-mile bicycle fundraiser for Boston’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute, which is coming up this weekend.  Think of me biking this weekend, and hope for nice weather.  If you are so inclined, please consider joining me in supporting the Dana Farber’s Jimmy Fund by sponsoring my PMC ride via the link above.  I hope to be back soon to post about Massachusetts’ revised DON regulations (that’s CON regulations for everyone else) and green health care facility construction guidelines, a recent OIG advisory on a physician-hospital ASC JV, and the steady stream of other health care law and policy developments.

David Harlow