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Hospital Ads Suggest Medicare Reimbursement Cuts Will Hurt Care Quality
Health Leaders Media

Hospital trade groups are buying 60-second TV spots implying that patients might expect compromised care if a proposed $3.7 billion cut in Medicare reimbursement takes effect starting Oct. 1 for fiscal 2011.

Somber piano notes play in the background of a busy hospital scene as an announcer says: “At this moment, your father is alive. Your son is safe. Your wife is recovering. And your baby is coming home.