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Uncertainty, budgetary problems cause some hospitals to trim staff

May 8, 2017

Budgetary problems and regulatory uncertainty are causing a number of hospitals across the country to cut back on staff, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare website.

For instance, Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital recently announced plans to offer buyouts to 1,600 employees because of flat reimbursement and rising operating costs.

The reasons behind the cuts vary, common themes include the uncertain future of healthcare legislation.

A recent report by the Urban Institute projected that even a partial repeal of the health reform law would increase the amount of uncompensated care that hospitals and healthcare systems provide to the uninsured at a free or reduced rate by $1.1 trillion over a 10-year period, the article said.

Read the article.



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