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Support seen for ditching ACA shift on Medicare wage index
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals pushing to reverse a payment provision of the healthcare reform law scored two victories recently, but the war appears far from over. The Coalition of America’s Hospitals, a group of 20 state hospital associations, successfully pushed for an amendment to the Senate budget bill reversing a change to the hospital wage index by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Federal law previously required that wage-index adjustments to Medicare payments produce no new net costs to the program within each state.