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The U.S. Small Business Administration has increased the size standard for health care providers, meaning more can qualify as small businesses and be eligible for special government loans and set-aside programs. Under the new standard, the following providers are considered a small business:
— hospitals and kidney dialysis centers with revenues up to $25 million;
— nursing care facilities, medical laboratories, and home health care services with revenues up to a $10 million; and
— outpatient care facilities and offices and clinics with revenues of up to $75 million.