Three-way fight: Post-acute segments work to ward off cuts

Barr, Paul; Zigmond, Jessica
September 2011
Modern Healthcare;9/26/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 39, p8
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The article focuses on the struggle of U.S. inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities and long-term acute-care hospitals in fighting the 42 billion dollars cuts proposed by President Barack Obama over 10 years for deficit reduction. It is said that the post-acute health providers are the target after Medicare payments to them rose to 57.2 billion dollars in 2010 from 26.6 billion in 2001. Obama's administration suggests 7 billion cuts for such facilities.


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