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Teaching hospitals fight Medicare cuts

The Hill, January 18, 2012

Teaching hospitals are ramping up the pressure on lawmakers to reject cuts to their Medicare payments as Congress seeks to avert an almost 30 percent cut to physician rates on March 1. Proposed cuts to hospital outpatient departments, the Association of American Medical Colleges warned Tuesday, would be "counter-productive and would reduce teaching hospitals' ability to provide outpatient care to vulnerable populations."