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NAUH Supports Proposed FY 2014 Medicare DSH Methodology

With the Affordable Care Act mandate for significantly reduced Medicare disproportionate share hospital payments (Medicare DSH) required to take effect in FY 2014, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an explanation of what Medicare DSH is, how hospitals qualify to receive it, and how it proposes calculating eligible hospitals’ Medicare DSH payments in FY 2014.

The National Association of Urban Hospitals (NAUH) supports the approach to calculating Medicare DSH payments that CMS has proposed.  For nearly two years CMS was expected to use data from the S-10 form from hospitals’ Medicare cost reports to make this calculation, and an NAUH analysis found serious problems with that data.  NAUH conveyed this concern to CMS and shared its analysis with the agency and is pleased that CMS has chosen not to use S-10 data in calculating hospitals’ FY 2014 Medicare DSH payments.

Read the CMS explanation hereNAUH Logo.

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