Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

15 June 2016

In a conversation with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jeff Hoffman, health care expert at Kurt Salmon, explains that the number of open-heart procedures has dropped in the past five years, though demand for certain cardiac services such as angioplasties continues to increase.

Per Hoffman, heart hospitals have to staff emergency departments and must offer a variety of complex services. “It is a vastly expensive proposition.” He further adds that in addition to these patients being older and sicker, they are typically covered by Medicare, which doesn’t pay as well as commercial health plans.

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