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Study: Wilson Medicare payments to be cut nearly $50 million

Jared Felkins jfelkins@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 15, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Wilson County is expected to see nearly $50 million in Medicare payment cuts over the next 10 years due to both current law and those under consideration in budget discussions, according to a study released recently by the Tennessee Hospital Association.

The study also shows Tennessee is expected to be cut nearly $7.5 billion due to current laws and those under consideration in Congress. Neighboring Trousdale County would see more than $4.5 million over the next 10 years, according to the THA study.

“In today’s economy and, with the upcoming demands of health care reform, hospitals must position themselves to address the changing health care environment by finding smarter, better and more efficient ways to make use of dwindling resources,” said University Medical Center spokesperson AnnaLee Cockrill in a corporate-approved email statement. “As a result of our long-standing focus on quality and efficiency, University Medical Center will be able to adapt to the changes ahead and play a key role in identifying solutions for the rising costs of health care."

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