Arkansas Hospitals Fear Looming Cuts to Medicaid

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 12:00 am  

St. Vincent Health System CEO Peter Banko said cuts to Medicare and Medicaid could force hospitals to consolidate in order to survive.  (Jason Burt)

Adding to the mix of bad news, Arkansas hospitals could lose $403 million in total Medicare payments for seniors over the next 10 years if the Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into place on Jan. 1.

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