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Hospital plan details announced


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By ZELDA BETH LANG

During the Hospital Board meeting held at Wednesday noon, July 2, Leroy Schaffner, the hospital’s administrator, gave the Board a packet titled DHCH: The Future. Serving You!

Healthcare is seeing the biggest change since the introduction of Medicare and maybe even before. There are Financial Issues, Computer Issues, Quality Issues and Personal Issues. All of these changes are happening now.

Financial Issues are being felt with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and Quality scorecards. Federal debt and cuts to Federal programs are going to be felt industry wide. Already we are seeing a two percent cut in Medicare payments, which amounted to $97,000 over the last 12 months.

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