Do Hospitals Lose Money on Medicare?

Do hospitals lose money on Medicare? Google that and see all the articles that claim so and the few that say not. So what is the truth? Here is one expert’s view (which we share by the way)………….

“Unless hospitals are committing fraud in their reporting to Medicare, their rates cover their costs and profit. To then complain that getting paid more than double that is a “hardship” is laughable. I spent years inside hospitals finances as a consultant. With very few exceptions, they’re rolling in the dough while being incredibly inefficient. It’s remarkable how they’ve managed to perpetuate the narrative of “losing” money on Medicare. Have to hand it to their PR/marketing departments & lobbying arms for pulling that off. The consequences couldn’t be more devastating for the middle class.”

By Dave Chase

Creator HealthRosetta. Author, CEOs Guide to Restoring the American Dream. EP, The Big Heist. Natural habitat: Mountains

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