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Mark Parkinson

Obama budget calls for Medicare cuts for SNFs, penalizes rehospitalizations

While President Obama’s proposed 2013 budget contains expected Medicare cuts, long-term care groups have expressed their disappointment. Among other proposals, the American Health Care Association criticized a provision of the budget that would “align Medicare policy more closely with private sector standards by reducing bad debt payments to 25% for all eligible providers over three years starting in 2013.”

White House proposes 'accelerated' skilled nursing facility payment cuts

Obama administration looking at big healthcare cuts

President Obama, much to the dismay of fellow Democrats and healthcare providers, is expected to ask Congress and its super committee to find $300 billion to $500 billion of savings over a decade in entitlement programs.

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