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Hospitals hit too hard in SGR deal: AHA
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals were quick to assess a federal payroll tax bill that includes a short-term fix to Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula, calling it another instance of cutting payments to providers rather than offering real reforms. Richard Umbdenstock, American Hospital Association president and CEO, said in a statement that while the organization is glad that a number of expiring hospital provisions were extended, “we need to ensure that all of the policies are maintained for the remainder of 2012.”