Massachusetts Hospitals Gain Under ObamaCare

August 6, 2011
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Massachusetts has managed to game the system once again:

The loophole:

Hospitals in Massachusetts will reap an annual windfall of $275 million due to a loophole enshrined in the new health care law … The disclosure was buried in a regulation that Medicare issued Monday.

Reactions:

Massachusetts has managed to game the system once again:

The loophole:

Hospitals in Massachusetts will reap an annual windfall of $275 million due to a loophole enshrined in the new health care law … The disclosure was buried in a regulation that Medicare issued Monday.

Reactions:

Hospital association executives in other states are up in arms over the news, which comes at a time when they are girding for more cuts under the newly signed federal debt deal.

“If I could think of a better word than outrageous, I would come up with it,” said Steve Brenton, president of the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

Outcomes:

Hospitals in 41 states will lose money as result of the change. The biggest loser: New York, which is out $47.5 million.

Full article on Massachusetts hospital gains via Medicare regulation.