In recent years, Medicare spending has slowed remarkably, which has relieved pressure on the federal budget. How sustainable is the slowdown as the baby boom generation ages? What is the likely impact of the newly adopted “doc fix,” which promotes alternative payment models? How will the trend toward hospital and physician consolidation impact Medicare’s long-term fiscal outlook?
In its soon-to-be released annual report, the Medicare Board of Trustees will present its assessment of the likely trend in Medicare spending over the next 75 years.
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