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In AL, Some Hospitals Thrive on Medicare

All hospitals ought to be able to operate at Medicare rates or lower, says one analyst, because in the future, health insurance exchanges will likely pay providers less.

1 comments on "In AL, Some Hospitals Thrive on Medicare"
Grace DeBold (4/4/2012 at 9:13 AM)

I wonder how much of the Alabama hospitals' payments are for stand alone physician practices which the hospitals purchased and were collecting 80% more than than the standalones were collecting prior to the acquisition? Wake up call coming on 1/1/13.....Do they follow MedPac's recommendations to Congress?