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HHS issues rules cutting Medicaid DSH
Modern Healthcare

The Obama administration issued the rules Monday to carry out a major hospital Medicaid cut, even as it is trying to delay the reduction scheduled to begin in five months. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act required $18.1 billion in reductions to Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payments from fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2020. Those payments offer extra financial support to hospitals that serve larger-than-average shares of low-income patients and uncompensated-care cases.