BBA Impacts on Hospital Residents, Finances, and Medicare Subsidies
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Adamache, W., Drozd, E. M.
Concern over rapidly rising Medicare expenditures prompted Congress to pass the 1997 Balanced Budget Act (BBA) that included
provisions reducing graduate medical education payments and capped the growth in residents for payment purposes. Using Medicare
cost reports through 2001, we find that both actual and capped residents continued to grow post-BBA.