Measures to curb federal spending by trimming Medicare and Medicaid payments are options in the current deficit reduction environment. Providers already face billions of dollars in Medicare andMedicaid payment cuts. Efforts to further cut Medicare and Medicaid payments to providers jeopardize access to high quality healthcare services for America’s seniors and the poor. True entitlement reform and approaches to change the healthcare delivery system are needed – not provider cuts.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has prepared a list of alternatives to Medicare and Medicaid cuts to providers. Please share this document with your congressional representatives as you advocate on behalf of your hospitals.
AHA’s list of alternatives is attached.