Healthcare Legislation Project Paper : Disproportionate Share Hospital Payment Reduction

2074 Words Nov 6th, 2016 9 Pages
Natasha Paynes
HPM500D
Healthcare Legislation Project Paper
Disproportionate Share Hospital Payment Reduction CMS 2367F
Medicaid Program; State Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotment Reductions

1. Introduction

The current paper examines the Disproportionate Share Hospital Payment Reduction CMS 2367F rule which was effective on November 18, 2013. The Disproportionate Share Hospital Payment Reduction CMS 2367F is Federal Legislation that was implemented due to the Affordable Care Act. The rule was initially proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS on May 13, 2013. The proposed rule was to implement the provision of the Affordable Care Act that reduces Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) allotments.
(https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2013-Fact-sheets-items/2013-09-13.html, n.d.)
The purpose of the bill is to reduce state Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) allotments annually from fiscal year (FY) 2014 through FY 2020. The reduction will occur “at the same time as the Marketplace and Medicaid provide increased coverage options that will reduce uncompensated care levels for hospitals. State Medicaid programs make DSH payments to qualifying hospitals that serve a large number of low-income individuals.”
(https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2013-Fact-sheets-items/2013-09-13.html, n.d.)
This paper discusses the final rule which shows how the DSH Health Reform…

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