Boomers worried about paying for health care in retirement should take note. As boomers begin hitting 65 next year, Medicare will be under increasing strain. A new report by Sg2, a health care information company, found that health care providers will have to reduce costs by 14 percent, or $1,082 per case, just to “break even” if they’re paid at today’s rates.
“The health care leader of the future must recognize incremental and long-term cost saving strategies today, while still delivering cost-effective, quality care,” Michael Sachs, chairman and CEO of Sg2, said in a press release.
Sachs added that providers of all sizes must understand the financial implications of the swelling Medicare population, and urged providers to create a clinically integrated framework.