CMS Floats Framework To Cut Medicaid DSH Payments

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT) -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday described how it plans to cut allotments for state Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments under the Affordable Care Act, saying the cuts would go into effect Oct. 1 unless Congress acts to delay them for a year.

The ACA cuts billions of dollars from Medicaid and Medicare DSH payments, which go to hospitals that serve a disproportionate share of low income patients and have high uncompensated care costs. Hospitals agreed to such cuts on the understanding that...
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