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Health Plans For State Employees Use Medicare’s Hammer On Hospital Bills
Kaiser Health News

States. They’re just as perplexed as the rest of us over the ever-rising cost of health care premiums.

Now some states are moving to control costs of state employee health plans. And it’s triggering alarm from the hospital industry. The strategy: Use Medicare reimbursement rates to recalibrate how they pay hospitals. If the gamble pays off, more private-sector employers could start doing the same thing.

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