Hospitals: The Weakest Constituent

August 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;Aug2010, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p40
The article comments on a legislation provision which will require hospitals in the U.S. to partially fund physician reimbursement from Medicare. Under the provision, hospitals will get one payment for all services within 72 hours of a patient's admission. The American Hospital Association has protested the provision, claiming that it will reduce hospitals' profit margin.


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