A Health Reform Workaround

Law360, New York (March 4, 2010, 6:56 PM EST) -- Although the general sentiment is that health reform is on its last leg, certain elements keep propelling us forward:

1) severe budgetary shortfalls are squeezing Medicaid funding in every state;

2) momentum for delivery system reforms are continuing despite grid-lock in Congress;

3) a 21 percent cut in payments to Medicare physicians is looming unless Congress acts to change it; and

4) program integrity efforts assume center stage as Congress and the administration work to shore up the public fisc.

With comprehensive reform at an impasse...
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