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Docs, hospitals see Medicare revenue slow
Modern Healthcare

Hospital and physician Medicare revenue grew at the slowest annual rate in six years during the 12 months that ended in February, newly published indexes show. Standard & Poor’s Healthcare Economic Medicare Index increased 3.22% between February and the same month the prior year, the most sluggish growth rate since the ratings agency began to collect data. An index of commercial plan revenue grew more quickly during the year at 7.97%. The composite index for Medicare and private payers increased 6.19% in the same period.