House Bill Includes DSH Cut Delay, Temporary DSH Increase, Extenders

By James Romoser / March 24, 2020 at 10:23 AM
The House Democrats’ phase-three COVID-19 response bill would postpone scheduled pay cuts to Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospitals, temporarily increase Medicaid DSH allotments during the pandemic emergency, and provide short-term funding for community health centers and a variety of so-called health extenders. The bill, unveiled late Monday (March 23), would cancel the planned Medicaid DSH cuts for fiscal 2020 and reduce the planned cuts for fiscal 2021 to $4 billion. The start of the 2021 cuts would be delayed until Dec...

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