TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Berman, Howard; McPherson, Bruce
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;8/15/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 33, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
64484517

 

Related Articles

  • Q&A: Bundled Payment One Hospital's Experiment.  // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Nov2010, Vol. 84 Issue 11, p30 

    The article presents an interview with Shannon Fiser, the vice president of financial operations of Ardent Health Services. When asked why Ardent decided to become part of the Medicare Acute Care Episode Demonstration, Fiser says that Ardent saw the potential of how bundled payment could impact...

  • Doing the math. Zigmond, Jessica; Daly, Rich // Modern Healthcare;9/17/2012, Vol. 42 Issue 38, p6 

    The article reports that several medical organizations have published a study which revealed the effect of the debt-ceiling law on employment in the health care sector in the U.S. Under the debt-ceiling law, a maximum of two percent will be cut to Medicare annually in a ten-year period. The...

  • Feeling pinched: Hospitals, docs anxious as 'provider payment cuts are pretty easy to do' Daly, Rich // Modern Healthcare;8/8/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 32, p6 

    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...

  • The Payout. Viola, Allison; Rode, Dan // Journal of AHIMA;Oct2010, Vol. 81 Issue 10, p52 

    The article discusses the use of payment system programs including Medicare Fee for Service (FFS), Medicare Advantage (MA), and Medicaid programs by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It says that eligible professionals (EPs) who qualified and been verified for the FFS program...

  • Hospital Outpatient Deductions Growing.  // Revenue Cycle Strategist;Apr2014, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p7 

    Charts are presented that show growing deductions in hospital outpatient charges, including emergency, clinic and laboratory.

  • Holding steady. Selvam, Ashok // Modern Healthcare;8/8/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 32, p8 

    The article reports that not-for-profit hospitals and health systems in the U.S. maintained their operating margins while improving on their overall margins in fiscal 2010 based on median financial figures from Standard & Poor's (S&P). While median net margins rose from 2.4% to 4% in 2010, S&P...

  • In Box. New Medicare Cuts Will Force Hospitals to Plug Major Revenue Leak. TAYLOR, MARK // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Sep2010, Vol. 84 Issue 9, p12 

    The article discusses the impact that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' July 30, 2010 final rule for its inpatient prospective payment system and long term care hospital prospective payment system will have on the finances of U.S. hospitals. It has been estimated that the rule...

  • Regional News: SOUTH.  // Modern Healthcare;2/14/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p20 

    This section offers news briefs related to the healthcare industry in the southern region of the U.S. Physician investors have partnered with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital to open a physician-led, 48-bed specialty heart hospital. Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington and...

  • For-profits rising. Selvam, Ashok // Modern Healthcare;3/5/2012, Vol. 42 Issue 10, p28 

    The article discusses the growth in number of investor-owned or profit hospitals in the U.S. which is opposite of the trend for not-for-profit and government-run hospitals. The reason cited for this growth is that for-profit models can produce better results financially and even clinically....

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics