The National Alliance of Safety-Net Hospitals has published its 2020 advocacy agenda.
To advance the interests of private safety-net hospitals, in the coming year NASH will:
- Continue to address the major policy challenges of 2019 that had not been resolved as that year ended: an extended delay of Medicaid disproportionate share (Medicaid DSH) cuts, surprise medical bills, and prescription drug prices.
- Respond to administration-driven policies such as the calculation of Medicare disproportionate share (Medicare DSH) payments, reduced payments for prescription drugs under the 340B prescription drug discount program, and efforts to reduce Medicaid eligibility and benefits and to limit the means through which states may finance their share of Medicaid payments.
- Respond to expected judicial decisions addressing the extension of site-neutral Medicare outpatient payments to additional outpatient settings and the implementation of a new public charge regulation.
For a more detailed look at NASH’s advocacy plans for the coming year, see its complete 2020 advocacy agenda.