Cost cutting must occur ahead of reforms

Wechsler, Jill
July 2008
Managed Healthcare Executive;Jul2008, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p10
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the reduction of costs in government's spending for the healthcare system in the U.S. After realizing the allocated budget for healthcare, proposals are created to bend costs. The suggested proposals include proper management of care products, reduction of incentives by Medicare and medical effectiveness program.


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