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CMW News: Obama administration calls for more hospital payment cuts

Case Management Weekly, June 24, 2009

In an effort to reform healthcare and reduce costs, President Obama has called for $313 billion in healthcare spending cuts.

The proposed cuts include a $220 billion reduction in hospital payments over the next 10 years. The American Hospital Association (AHA) expressed deep disappointment and noted that hospitals already face a previously announced potential $38 billion cut and $41 billion in cuts under the proposed Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule.

AHA President and CEO, Rich Umbdenstock said, “Reform must improve care for patients without crippling hospitals’ ability to care for patients and communities.”

Source: AHA News Now

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