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Providers hang back on pushing for sequester fix
Modern Healthcare

Despite two months of pain induced by Medicare cuts under the deficit-reduction law triggered this year, advocates for hospitals and physicians are waiting until fall to push a legislative fix.

The dire warnings before the 2% cuts in Medicare payments hit April 1 have given way to watchful waiting.

“In terms of mainstream policymaking, we’re in a quagmire right now until we get to event-making policies that have to be dealt with, like the debt ceiling and government spending for 2014,” said Chip Kahn, president and CEO of the Federal of American Hospitals.