Massachusetts Officials Eye Care Provider Payment Caps
Massachusetts lawmakers on Tuesday indicated that they are likely to cap payments to hospitals and doctors as part of an effort to keep rising health spending in check. Gov. Deval Patrick (D) recently filed a measure that would permit state officials to reject rates set by care providers and insurers, while lawmakers and administration officials also have unveiled similar health care cost-control plans.
- "Call To Cap Medical Payments Likely" (Kowalczyk, Boston Globe, 3/17).