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Ouch! Mounting Medicare Cuts Hurt

Ouch! Mounting Medicare Cuts Hurt

During the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2015, Hawaii hospitals experienced a substantial reduction of nearly $18 million in direct Medicare reimbursements, with projected payment cuts of $838 million to follow in the next ten years. Hawaii hospitals face critical challenges to mitigate the effects of Medicare cuts while still improving both the quality of care and the patient experience. HHIC Insights Medicare report illustrates the impact of the numerous Medicare payment cuts to Hawaii’s hospitals and how it would be potentially exacerbated by additional cuts proposed by Congress.

A copy of the report is available at no cost.

 

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