Reform and the Bottom Line

July 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jul2009, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p38
The article discusses the concerns of hospital leaders over the financial impact of healthcare reform in the U.S. Because the focus of government discussions on healthcare reform is on changing the reimbursement structure, leaders usually equate healthcare reform to payment reform. William Petasnick, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Froedtert & Community Health, expressed concern that healthcare reform may not result to sufficient changes except for the current reimbursement system. The issue over general accounting systems is also raised.


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