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Outlook 2014: The year ahead in healthcare politics and policy


By Modern Healthcare
Posted: January 11, 2014 - 12:01 am ET
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Uncertain insurance exchange enrollment. Tough state battles over Medicaid expansion. Potentially rising healthcare costs. Hoped-for relief from Medicare payment cuts for doctors and hospitals. More False Claims Act lawsuits. Political calculations over whether to keeping fighting Obamacare. What follows are predictions from Modern Healthcare's reporters on these and other top issues and trends the industry faces in 2014.

Obamacare, SGR repeal, ICD-10, and payment cuts top the list of challenges for healthcare players in 2014

Hospital leaders will keep pushing GOP-led states to expand Medicaid in 2014

Newly insured may drive up 2014 spending, but delivery reforms may keep it in check

Feds could get more aggressive with False Claims Act in 2014

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