Hospitals bash Trump budget,

Trump’s 2020 Budget Pushes Site Neutrality, Would Cut Bad Debt Pay

By Michelle M. Stein / March 11, 2019 at 8:09 PM
President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget includes a wide-ranging collection of Medicare proposals that the administration says would add eight years to the solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund, including reducing bad debt and uncompensated care payments to hospitals, moving closer to site-neutral payments among providers and creating a primary care pay bump by cutting reimbursement for other physician services. The Federation of American Hospitals, American Hospital Association and Association of American Medical Colleges immediately blasted the administration’s budget. “The...

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