NAUH Calls for Delay of Medicare DSH Cuts
The National Association of Urban Hospitals (NAUH) has asked members of the House of Representatives to sign onto a bipartisan letter from Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Edwin Nunes (R-CA) asking House leaders to bring to the floor legislation to delay cuts in Medicare disproportionate share hospital payments (Medicare DSH) required by the Affordable Care Act.
In the letter, NAUH notes that
Affordable Care Act-mandated cuts in Medicare disproportionate share hospital payments (Medicare DSH) are hurting private, non-profit urban safety-net hospitals and other providers like them that care for especially large numbers of low-income, low-income elderly, and uninsured patients. Many hospitals are already struggling to accommodate the $270 billion in Medicare payment cuts imposed on them in recent years, and as they work to accommodate these cuts, they need protection from additional reductions like cuts in their essential Medicare DSH payments.
See NAUH’s message to House members here.