On March 11, the president released to Congress his budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The budget request proposes significant reductions to Medicare and Medicaid over 10 years. The president’s budget is non-binding. Congress will now develop the budget and pass the measure for fiscal year 2020.
Medicare spending would be reduced under this budget by $845 billion over 10 years. Significant provisions include proposed changes to the physician fee schedule and post-acute payments.
The budget establishes a...