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CMS Proposes Reduced Hospital DSH Cuts
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Some 2,000 acute care hospitals that treat large numbers of the uninsured would see a $1.1 billion reduction in federal subsidies, called Medicaid disproportionate share funds, over the next two years under a proposed rule released Monday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The reduction methodology to accommodate “data refinement and methodology improvement before larger reductions begin in FY 2017″ is being proposed just for FY 2014 and 2015, rather than the full $18.1 billion specified through 2020.