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Calling another delay of the cuts a budget gimmick,

Grassley Is Considering Changes To Medicaid DSH Formula

March 13, 2019
Senate Finance Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is considering changing the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital pay formula, and his office told Inside Health Policy another delay of the cuts would simply be a budget gimmick. Hospitals have been pushing for another delay and the president’s fiscal 2020 budget proposes to extend the currently scheduled cuts through fiscal 2029. The Affordable Care Act included annual reductions to DSH payments based on the assumption that increased health care coverage expected from the...


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