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Budget deal includes proposed cuts to Medicare payments
Modern Healthcare

A two-year $80 billion federal budget deal that could be announced as early as Tuesday would include continuing sequester spending cuts and limiting future hospital off-campus outpatient rates, a healthcare lobbyist said Monday.The deal, not yet finalized, would also reportedly raise the federal borrowing limit and prevent a looming spike in premiums for about 30% of Medicare Part B beneficiaries.

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