Possible Changes to Medicare Payments

Date: April 16, 2013||   0  Comments

medicare-payments-270President Obama’s new federal budget is projected to include $400 billion in cuts to Medicare and a number of other key health programs.

As part of a potential compromise between Democrats and Republicans, one draft of the budget provides for changes in the way deductibles and coinsurance are billed in Medicare A and B. Billing each separately is generally agreed to be a relic of the 1960s when Medicare was first implemented.

“That’s been a legacy which has been very hard to change,” he says, “because it requires an act of Congress, which requires agreement … which tends not to be the case.” – Tom Miller, resident fellow American Enterprise Institute

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