Teaching Hospitals Rail Against CMS' Proposed $170M Cut

Law360, New York (April 26, 2012, 7:14 PM EDT) -- An organization of large teaching hospitals pushed back Wednesday against a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposal to reduce payments that help fund the hospitals' medical training programs, saying the $170 million reduction would “endanger critical services” like trauma and burn units.

In a proposed rule outlining Medicare's plan for its hospital payment system, CMS said it would make a change that could help hospitals that serve a disproportionately large number of low-income patients, but would hurt some teaching hospitals, especially those with large labor...
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