Messages to the Administration
In a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), NAUH comments on Medicare’s proposed FY 2015 inpatient prospective payment regulation. NAUH’s letter addresses Medicare disproportionate share (Medicare DSH) payments, including the size of the proposed Medicare DSH pool, the manner in which CMS uses Congressional Budget Office estimates of changes in insurance status, and the methodology for distributing Medicare DSH funds; and it also addresses the hospital readmissions reduction program, inpatient rates, outliers, the area wage index system, and short hospital stays.