Medtech Insight is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Inpatient cuts hit the Hill

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., was critical of CMS' April proposal to reduce hospital inpatient payments by 2.4% during the next two fiscal years at a May 15 hearing. The cut is intended to preemptively offset the expected spending increases under a new system that would pay hospitals more for treating sicker patients. "A lot of fair questions can be asked about how CMS estimated the possible provider reaction in the inpatient hospital regulation and the magnitude of payment reductions caused by the adjustment," the chair of the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Health said. The American Hospital Association and other groups are aggressively lobbying CMS to repeal the 2.4% adjustment - which AHA says cuts payments by $24 billion over five years - when it finalizes the inpatient rule in August (1"The Gray Sheet" May 7, 2007, p. 4). Overall payments would still increase by the 3.3% market basket, CMS says...
Advertisement

Related Content

Hospital Equipment Purchases Could Suffer Under Medicare Proposal
Hospital Equipment Purchases Could Suffer Under Medicare Proposal
Advertisement
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

MT024820

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel