Move beyond denial: Providers must accept that cuts are coming in government healthcare programs

Berman, Howard; McPherson, Bruce
August 2011
Modern Healthcare;8/15/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 33, p18
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The authors discuss the need for healthcare providers to address the concerns associated with the changes that Medicare and Medicaid will undergo and work with clients to promote the interests of the communities served. According to the authors, considering an assumption of five percent annual growth in expenditures for hospital care by combined Medicare and federal Medicaid, the average reduction in the increase rate in federal hospital spending will be less than 0.5 percent a year.


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