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NAUH Comments on Proposed Medicare Payment Regulation

The National Association of Urban Hospitals (NAUH) has expressed reservations about eight aspects of the proposed Medicare inpatient prospective payment regulation governing Medicare payments for FY 2013.

In a formal comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),  NAUH addressed the proposed Medicare inpatient payment update, the new outlier threshold, Medicare disproportionate share (Medicare DSH) payments, medical education payments, the hospital readmissions reduction program, the value-based purchasing program, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), and sole-community hospitals.

The proposed regulation was published in May and will take effect, as amended, in October.  NAUH comments annually on CMS’s Medicare payment proposal and has seen many of the concerns it has raised over the years reflected in the final, revised regulation.

Read NAUH’s comment letter hereNAUH Logo.

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