TITLE

Feeling pinched: Hospitals, docs anxious as 'provider payment cuts are pretty easy to do'

AUTHOR(S)
Daly, Rich
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;8/8/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 32, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the possible effects of the newly enacted debt-ceiling deal signed by U.S. President Barack Obama in August 2011 that allegedly targets healthcare providers. The second phase of the deficit reduction deal is deemed to have major impact since payments to providers through federal healthcare programs are believed the largest items in the federal budget. It stresses that at least 1.5 trillion U.S. dollars in 10-year deficit reduction could target Medicare and Medicaid.
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64342329

 

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