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Paula Chatterjee

MedCityNews: VBC Won’t Save Safety Net Hospitals, Experts Say

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From MedCityNews: Hospitals across the country are facing financial pressure. But the situation is especially severe among safety net hospitals — those that treat patients regardless of their ability to pay. Low-income Americans already face major barriers when it comes to healthcare access, and that problem could worsen significantly if safety net hospitals across the country close because of financial challenges. A shift from fee-for-service payment models to value-based payments models won’t do much to remedy this problem, experts argued during a session that took place last week at the HIMSS conference in Chicago. Care provided to low-income individuals in the U.S. is extremely…

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