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Children’s hospitals could lose billions with ACA repeal under current care models

May 22, 2017

Children’s healthcare facilities could face billions in funding cuts with ACA repeal under current care models, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare website.

The American Health Care Act cuts state budgets by more than $800 billion over 10 years, and children on Medicaid could see their healthcare cut by tens of billions of dollars, according to the Children’s Hospital Association. 

As a result, a new analysis from The Chartis Group says, children’s hospitals have two options: Change their patient mix or change their care models.

Changing the care model can mean cutting costs by eliminating unnecessary care or shifting care to lower-cost settings.

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