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IPPS Proposed Rule Pinches Hospitals
Health Leaders Media

Medicare and Medicaid have been under the budget knife for years. The proposed 2015 IPPS rules from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released last week have hospital officials asking a pressing payment question: How low can you go?

“It’s really starting to chip away at hospitals,” says Joanna Hiatt Kim, vice president of payment policy at the American Hospital Association. “We really can’t pin it on CMS because they are implementing cuts in a statutory manner.”