MHA Submits Comments on Cuts to Federal DSH Allotment

Posted on August 25, 2017

On Aug. 25, the MHA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed rule to implement the Affordable Care Act’s reductions to each state’s Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) allotments. This national cut begins with a $2 billion reduction in fiscal year (FY) 2018 and increases by $1 billion annually through FY 2024, resulting in a cut of $8 billion for FY 2024 and subsequent years.

Featured in Monday Report. Click to view the full edition.The MHA is concerned about the negative impact of these cuts on Michigan hospitals in FY 2018 and beyond. The association continues to advocate for the repeal of the reductions and urged the CMS to delay implementation of the FY 2018 reductions due to concerns with the underlying data and the negative impact on Michigan hospitals. The CMS has not released technical guidance on the calculations and data sources to be used in determining the reductions to each state. Comments are due to the CMS by 5 p.m. EDT Aug. 28. Members with questions should contact Vickie Kunz at the MHA.  

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