Hospitals okay with structure of DSH cuts

Hospitals are generally satisfied with how the cuts in the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program will occur as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, AHA News Now reported. According to a letter sent last week by American Hospital Association Executive Vice President Rick Pollack to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Director Marilyn Tavenner, the proposed reductions as they now stand would not interfere with the expansion of Medicaid under the ACA, or hurt hospitals in states that choose not to expand their Medicaid coverage. Moreover, Pollack said the two-year window for implementing the reductions was a "responsible approach." Article

 

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