Hospitals Would Likely Bear The Brunt Of More Medicare Cuts

Law360, New York (January 4, 2013, 8:19 PM EST) -- The first months of the 113th Congress, with looming fights over the debt ceiling and the deficit, are all but certain to include even more cuts to Medicare, experts say, cuts that likely will fall largely on hospitals as lawmakers try to squeeze out savings by trimming their reimbursement rates wherever they can. 

Congress' 11th-hour deal to avert the fiscal cliff, which included multibillion-dollar cuts in hospital reimbursements, ensured that the battles aren't over. Lawmakers gave themselves two months to come up with $1.2 trillion in spending...
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