Medicaid Expansion Refusals May Affect Hospital Cuts: CMS

Law360, New York (September 13, 2012, 5:09 PM EDT) -- Federal health regulators told hospital officials Thursday that a state's decision on whether to expand Medicaid would factor into how much that state's hospitals would see in cuts to payments for uncompensated care, acknowledging a major concern under the health law.

Cindy Mann, director of the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program, said during a conference call that factors affecting uncompensated care would be considered when distributing the cuts.

“We want to consider all aspects of what might be happening in the world with regard to...
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