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Medicare Proposes Fixed Payments for Treating Heart Attacks

heartfrom – The Wall Street Journal – by Louise Radnofsky

Medicare wants to pay hospitals fixed amounts for treating heart attacks, following a move to offer set reimbursements for hip and knee replacementsrather than letting providers bill for every service provided to older Americans, the Obama administration said Monday.

The proposal represents the most significant extension of the Obama administration’sefforts to curb costs and improve quality of care funded by Medicare…

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