• The American Hospital Association’s president on cost shifting

    According to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Medicare margin was negative 5.4 percent in 2013. Hospitals must make up for shortfalls through a combination of approaches, and cost shifting to the private sector is among them.

    —Rich Umbdenstock, President and Chief Executive, American Hospital Association, in a letter printed in The New York Times on June 24, 2015

    All TIE’s cost shifting posts are here. I wrote about it in The New York Times here.

    @afrakt

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