A recent study concluded that hospitals can expect to lose about $218 billion in federal Medicare and Medicaid payments between 2010, when the latest round of major cuts began, and 2028.
- $79 billion for DRG documentation and coding adjustments
- $73 billion for Medicare sequestration
- $26 billion for Medicaid disproportionate share payments (Medicaid DSH)
- $11 billion in cuts associated with the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
Other cuts came, or will be coming, through regulatory changes, the introduction of value-based payment programs, and other means.
Learn more about these cuts and their potential implications in this Healthcare Dive story.