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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Background: Payment Policy Changes Balanced Budget Act of 1997

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  • Made the most far-reaching revisions to the Medicare program since its inception.
  • Was in response to what was viewed as an impending health care crisis:
    • Double digit growth in Medicare reimbursements
    • Estimated insolvency of the Medicare Trust Fund by 2008.

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