The National Association of Urban Hospitals has written to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to object to how the agency proposes changing its methodology for calculating eligible hospitals’ Medicaid disproportionate share (Medicaid DSH) payments.
In NAUH’s view, the letter notes,
…the hospital-specific DSH limit has come to penalize the very hospitals – including private urban safety-net hospitals – that Medicaid DSH payments were designed to support.
The NAUH letter explains that
What troubles NAUH at this time is CMS’s apparent decision to rationalize and codify in regulations a narrower interpretation of the Medicaid DSH limit than what Congress described in section 1923(g) of the Social Security Act.
Read NAUH’s complete letter here.