Yesterday the Obama administration unveiled its proposed FY 2015 federal budget.

NAUH LogoThe spending plan addresses a number of key matters for private safety-net hospitals, including proposed cuts in Medicare bad debt reimbursement, graduate medical education payments, market basket updates for selected providers, and more.

It also proposes increased spending to train more health care providers and to extend enhanced Medicaid primary care payments for another year.

The National Association of Urban Hospitals (NAUH) has prepared a memo summarizing the proposed budget with an emphasis on the issues most important to private safety-net hospitals.  To request a copy of that memo, please hit the “contact us” link here, on the home page of the NAUH web site.