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How is the Patient and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the â??Health Care Reform Actâ?) likely to reshape financial arrangements between hospitals, physicians, and other providers if Medicare makes a single payment for all care received by a beneficiary from 72 hours before admission to 30 days after discharge from an inpatient facility?

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The Patient and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is briefly presented in terms of its effects on financial arrangements among hospitals, physicians, and other providers.

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Under the Medicare reimbursement system, hospitals are reimbursed one amount for one patient admission at a given rate based on the characteristics and diagnosis of the patient. Once the patient is discharged, Medicare reimburses outpatient providers for services to the patient ...

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