Good morning, ProviderNation.
That huzzah you may have heard last night came out of Washington, when Team Obamacare announced that they wouldn’t cut Medicare spending this year (and probably not for a while).
(Or it may have been your humble correspondent, thrilling to Brian Bickle’s overtime goal. At the risk of seeming slightly biased, the Blackhawks are awesome.)
But I digress. CMS Acting Chief Actuary Paul Spitalnic said that projections for Medicare’s per capita growth rate were within targeted spending rates laid out in President Obama’s health care reforms. This is good news for providers, who have been feeling squeezed lately.