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CMS move boosts for-profit hospital sector
Modern Healthcare

Investor-owned hospital chains continued to report unexceptional first-quarter earnings this week, but good news from the CMS on 2014 Medicare payments renewed investor confidence in the sector. The CMS late Friday proposed a 0.8% increase for inpatient prospective payments, totaling an estimated $27 million. It also cut disproportionate share hospital payments only an overall 0.9%.