for Teaching Hospitals
has enacted the Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000
(BIPA) which will lessen the burdens imposed on teaching hospitals
by the balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) during the next five
years. The Act will restore a total of $11.55 billion in Medicare
and Medicaid reimbursements to hospitals and health systems throughout
the country. One such hospital is New York-Presbyterian that expects
to see $38,197,000 restored over five years.
The BBA mandated cuts totally more than $100 billion in Medicaid
and Medicare reimbursements to teaching hospitals, threatening
their ability to train new doctors, conduct medical research and
provide treatment for the poor, among other things.
A national coalition of hospitals and health-care organizations,
including the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Hospital
Association of New York State, continue to advocate BBA relief.
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