Messages to the Administration
In a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), NAUH offers extensive comments on why the Medicare cost report’s S-10 worksheet is not an appropriate tool to use when calculating hospital Medicare DSH uncompensated care payments. In support of this view, NAUH offers detailed documentation on the shortcomings of the S-10. In the letter, NAUH also comments on proposed changes in Medicare’s hospital readmission reduction program, proposed changes in hospital inpatient rates, the area wage index system, and quality reporting, and advocates the preservation of states’ ability to make supplemental payments to hospitals through Medicaid managed care providers.