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Reform Law Could Decimate Hospitals’ Medicare DSH Payments

Beginning in October of 2013, urban safety-net hospitals could see cuts of up to 75 percent in the Medicare disproportionate share (Medicare DSH) payments they receive from the federal government.

Medicare DSH payments are supplemental Medicare payments made to selected hospitals that care for especially large numbers of low-income patients.

According to the new study “The Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Urban Safety-Net Hospitals” published this week by the National Association of Urban Hospitals (NAUH), this Medicare DSH cut could cost individual private urban safety-net hospitals an average of $8 million in FY 2014 alone and $56 million over the next five years.

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