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Smaller Maine hospitals would be adversely affected by proposed payment reform

By Maine Public  
   February 12, 2024

Under the reforms, Maine hospitals would be taxed at a higher rate. It may sound counter-intuitive, but those higher taxes would allow the state to draw more federal dollars to raise reimbursement rates and give many hospitals an overall boost. But not for York Hospital, says President and CEO Patrick Taylor. Taylor says York Hospital would have to pay an additional $2.4 million each year in taxes. 

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