Studies debunk cost-shifting claims

Healthcare Finance News
Austin Frakt, School of Public Health

One of the principal arguments for passing healthcare reform legislation circled around the theory of cost shifting…

Expert quote:

“These are cuts to quality (or could be), which affects all patients. So, though it may be wrong to presume hospitals cost shift, it is not necessarily wrong to presume that patient welfare could be affected by reduced revenue, whatever the source.”

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