1. Teaching hospitals receive an additional payment to recognize the indirect costs of medical education. What rationale might be used to justify this extra payment?
2. How is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the Health Care Reform Act) likely to reshape financial arrangements between hospitals, physician, and other providers if Medicare makes a single payment for all care received by a beneficiary from 72 hours before admission to 30 days after discharge from an inpatient facility?
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