Medicare DSH

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The AHA, joined by five other national associations representing hospitals, Feb. 2 urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case challenging how the Department of Health and Human Services applies Congress’ formula for calculating Disproportionate Share Hospital payments.
AHA comments regarding the ongoing government funding discussion, AHA Urges Congress to eliminate Medicaid DSH cuts, reject Site-neutral payments.
The AHA today urged members of the House of Representatives to oppose H.R. 5378, legislation scheduled to be voted on tonight, unless site-neutral provisions are removed from the bill.
While the AHA appreciates inclusion of a two-year delay on DSH cuts, we have been very clear regarding the harm that would be done to our nation’s hospitals if so-called site-neutral cuts to Medicare were adopted. We have strongly urged that those cuts be eliminated from this legislation.
AHA Dec. 6 voiced support for a provision in the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (H.R. 5378) that would suspend for two years the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital reductions scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 1, but urged House leaders to reject another provision that would permanently…
The Medicaid program now faces the most significant coverage challenge in more than a decade. Consequently, over the past few months, hospitals have started to see a substantial increase in uncompensated care.
AHA Aug. 9 called the Centers for Medicare…
Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate are mobilizing behind an AHA-led effort to stop impending cuts to the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) program, which are scheduled to be enacted on Oct. 1, 2023.
Over 230 bipartisan representatives urged House leaders to prevent $8 billion in cuts to Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments scheduled to begin Oct. 1, calling AHA-supported legislation (H.R. 2665) “a reasonable and responsible path to take in order to avoid the disastrous…