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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

The association calls on the new administration to sustain support for the safety net and reject changes that reduce spending at the expense of coverage and access.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

The notice contains state-specific, final FY 2014 disproportionate share hospital allotments, without reductions that would have been imposed under the ACA.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Hospitals eligible for the essential community providers list are participants in the 340B and DSH programs, critical access hospitals, and others.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Without Medicaid DSH payments, our members would have suffered a 6.21 percent loss in 2014. Congress should postpone DSH cuts until at least FY 2020.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

The agency analyzed how subsets of hospitals, including those defined as a safety net, performed in the overall hospital star rating system.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

The rule maintains a prohibition against direct payments by states to providers for services delivered under managed care contracts and explicitly prohibits states from directing plan expenditures.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

A new proposed rule for Medicare’s Inpatient Prospective Payment System would reverse the controversial two-midnight policy payment cut and make numerous other policy and payment changes, including to quality reporting programs.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Association thanks commission for "thoughtful and sobering analysis" of disproportionate share hospital funding, agrees with recommendation for better targeting.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Rule includes a net increase in IPPS payment rates of 0.9 percent, Medicare DSH cuts of $1.2 billion in FY 2016, and updates to the HAC Reduction, Hospital VBP, IQR, and EHR Incentive programs.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Member panel will exchange information, advise association on recent CMS proposal to restrict states' ability to direct supplemental payments; please express interest by July 17.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Report suggests financial incentive for hospitals to prescribe 340B drugs, a claim America's Essential Hospitals calls unfounded and troubling.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Comments caution CMS about Medicare DSH payment cuts and urge CMS to ensure measures and methodologies used in quality reporting programs are adjusted for sociodemographic factors.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

GAO found that CMS lacks adequate data to conduct provider-level oversight of Medicaid payments to ensure payments are used for Medicaid patients in an economical and efficient manner.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Association says proposed hospital cuts would jeopardize access to care for vulnerable patients and vital services for entire communities

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

A district court has granted a preliminary injunction restricting HHS and CMS from altering the hospital-specific DSH limit without following notice-and-comment procedures.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Agency reverts to position recommended by America's Essential Hospitals to define uninsured status at the service level for purposes of calculating DSH payments; sets Dec. 31 as start of new policy

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Review the results and impact of the 2014 midterm elections, and share strategies on preparing for the 114th Congress.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Plans include evaluating potential data sources, constructing an operational model to estimate state-level DSH allocations, and consulting with stakeholders throughout the process.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

The definition would be used for determining Medicaid DSH costs. Association urges policy that accurately captures the actual burden of uncompensated care, particularly before DSH cuts and recoupment based on DSH audits begin.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Association joins lawmakers in call for non-expansion states to 'do the right thing now' and support vulnerable patients and their hospitals.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Comments cover topics such as Medicare disproportionate share hospital payment cuts and risk adjustment for socioeconomic status.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

A recent study found that planned reductions in Medicaid DSH payments and ongoing inflation in health care costs will cause debilitating gaps in funding for essential hospitals. Expected system costs to states that do not expand Medicaid will be exacerbated by continued uncompensated care costs and no additional Medicaid funds to offset them.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Providers with pending appeals on the number of Medicaid eligible days used in the calculation of the Medicaid fraction of their disproportionate patient percentage must provide supporting information and documentation to the PRRB by July 22.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Cuts to disproportionate share hospital payments and federal support for hospitals' bad debt, as well as reductions in graduate medical education funding, threaten to hurt the same people who would benefit from tax relief in the administration's fiscal year 2015 budget.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

We will continue to fight for changes to the Medicaid DSH cuts that are scheduled to begin in FY 2016. At the same time, we will take action on other issues that are important for essential hospitals, including ensuring marketplace health insurance plan network adequacy and protecting vital hospital funding.

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

A review of the potential implications for essential hospitals

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Policy and legislative experts discussed the proposed rule and implications for essential hospitals

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Budget bill eliminates FY 2014 Medicaid DSH cuts, delays FY 2015 cuts

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

House votes to restore some DSH funding. SGR bill directs HHS to monitor DSH need

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Calls action "important step toward protecting access to vital health care and community services for millions"

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disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)

Congress includes DSH delay in temporary SGR patch legislation.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.

America’s Essential Hospitals was formerly known as the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH). Carrying our mission since 1981 into today's health care era

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