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Outlook remains negative for not-for-profit hospitals: Moody’s
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals will see lower insurer payments for services in coming years as Medicare slashes slashes $300 billion from hospital reimbursement and commercial insurers respond to public pressure to curb premium growth, Moody’s says. Moody’s Investors Service, in an outlook for not-for-profit hospitals, said scheduled Medicare cuts, likely federal deficit-reduction measures, continued state budget distress and pressure to slow private insurance premiums will reduce the amounts hospitals are paid.