How Will Hospitals Be Affected by Health Care Reform?

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How Will Hospitals Be Affected by Health Care Reform?

The roughly 30 million newly insured Americans will generate about $40 billion in new revenues for all hospitals by 2019, about twice as much as the Medicare payment cuts and the reductions in payments that will be made to offset the reduced costs of uncompensated care. For the most part, the payment changes that affect hospitals represent a modest move in the direction of paying for value rather than volume. More substantial changes, such as using forms of global payments to produce more fundamental alterations in hospitals business model will be tested in pilots and demonstrations.

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