Hospitals struggle with Medicare cuts

Rogers, Paul
July 2000
Crain's Chicago Business;07/31/2000, Vol. 23 Issue 32, p16
Discusses the efforts of Illinois hospitals to cope with cuts in Medicare payments over five years, beginning in fiscal 1997. Provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997; Implications for hospitals and health systems; Cost management; Raising rates for patients covered by private insurance.


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