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AHA Eyes ‘Extremely Challenging’ 2014
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Protecting Medicare reimbursements from further cuts, the “two-midnight rule,” RACs run amok, and monitoring the SGR phase-out top a busy 2014 agenda on Capitol Hill for the American Hospital Association, lobbyists for the association said in a telephone conference with media Thursday.

“For us globally, we are facing pressures to maintain access that communities have come to expect of our members and this environment we are dealing with out there in the real world and here in Washington is extremely challenging,” AHA lead lobbyist Tom Nickels said, noting that hospitals have absorbed $113 billion in funding cuts since 2010.