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Sequestration Cuts a Better Alternative for Providers

February 28, 2013

Washington, D.C.’s latest episode of The Blame Game, sequestration, reaches it anticlimax tomorrow, and with it, $85 billion in automatic cuts will be made to the federal budget. Among these cuts, the Associated Press reports, is 2 percent in Medicare. However, those who will be affected, such as hospitals and doctors, aren’t “raising a ruckus,” […]

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Gainsharing Saves New Jersey Hospitals Money

February 22, 2013

In 2009, 12 New Jersey hospitals introduced a program known as gainsharing in which doctors receive bonuses for saving their hospitals money on Medicare patients, according to an article by The Associated Press. Under the program, a doctor would be less inclined, for example, to order 24-hour heart monitoring for a patient who had just […]

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