TITLE

Medicare pays more for inpatient care

AUTHOR(S)
Gardner, Jonathan
PUB. DATE
September 2000
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;09/04/2000, Vol. 30 Issue 37, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on a hospital finances report by the United States General Accounting Office which concluded that Medicare is a more generous payer than private managed-care plans. Key findings of the report; Number of hospitals surveyed; Reaction from the Federation of American Hospitals.
ACCESSION #
3555742

 

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