AHA: CMS rule changes to reduce hospital payments by $25B

04/30/2007 | Healthcare Finance News

The American Hospital Association said a proposed CMS rule that would refine the diagnosis-related group system used to classify patients will reduce hospital payments by $24 billion over five years and could impact care for senior citizens. The group also said a CMS proposal to freeze payments for hospitals purchasing advanced imaging technology would impact spending to update facilities and information systems by almost $1 billion over five years.

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