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Hold off on DSH cuts till reform takes hold
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Last month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule that would cut supplemental Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments by $1.1 billion over the next two years. This stunned the executives of many of our nation’s almost 2,000 affected hospitals. They were bracing themselves for a much larger cut–$18.1 billion through 2020–as called for by the Affordable Care Act.