Noteworthy News

Urban Safety-Net Hospitals Could Bear Disproportionate Share of Reform Cuts

The nation’s private, non-profit urban safety-net hospitals could shoulder an outsized share of Medicare payment cuts mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

According to an analysis by the National Association of Urban Hospitals (NAUH) presented in the new NAUH report “The Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Urban Safety-Net Hospitals,” private urban safety-net hospitals, just 15 percent of the nation’s acute-care hospitals, will suffer nearly one-half of all Medicare disproportionate share payment (Medicare DSH) cuts mandated by the 2010 health care reform law and more than one-third of Medicare payment cuts associated with Medicare’s new hospital readmissions reduction program, reduced Medicare cost-of-living adjustments, new Medicare productivity adjustments, and Medicare’s new value-based purchasing program.

Read about how these new policies could affect the nation’s private urban safety-net hospitals in this NAUH reportNAUH Logo.

Leave a Reply

  • *

Search for
Noteworthy News

Related posts

    [exec] boposts_show(); [/exec]