Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm en While Still in the Black, Hospitals Warn About Sequestration http://wesa.fm/post/while-still-black-hospitals-warn-about-sequestration <p>Hospitals in western Pennsylvania are warning that their operating margins are shrinking sharply, and that’s not counting the impact of the sequester from a 2 percent reduction from Medicare.</p><p>Denis Lukes, vice president at the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, said operating margins at the trade association's 56 member hospitals dropped by more than half from a year ago. That coupled with possible cuts to government reimbursement leads to a “perfect storm.”</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 17:33:40 +0000 Kevin Gavin 9260 at http://wesa.fm