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Medicare changes help win AHA backing for reform package
Modern Healthcare

A provision that changes how hospitals are reimbursed under a new value-based purchasing model will be included in a wide-ranging amendment added to a bill now before the House to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system. Under a deal cinched early Saturday morning, the Congressional Quality Care Coalition won a measure that establishes $400 million over two years in new money that would be directed toward hospitals in counties that have collectively low Medicare Part A and B reimbursement.

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