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HHS (Health and Human Services) willing to work with Congress on Medicare budgeting

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

There was a glaring hole in the Bush administration's fiscal year 2003 budget issued last week - how much to pay providers under Medicare. Congress must reauthorise the Medicare payment cuts enacted under the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997, since they expire this year, but the budget contains no guidance on the issue.

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