Possible Medicare, Medicaid Changes Could Hurt Pennsylvania Hospitals

Medicare and Medicaid cuts currently under consideration in Washington, D.C. could hurt Pennsylvania hospitals.

According to an August 28, 2011 article in the Scranton Times-Tribune, Pennsylvania faces a number of challenges on the federal legislative front, including a possible 30 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors; proposed conversion of Medicaid to a block grant program; and a two percent cut in Medicare payments to hospitals if Congress cannot agree by the end of the year on $1.2 trillion in future federal spending cuts.  Read here about these and other such possibilities and how they might affect Pennsylvania hospitals.

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