Becker, Cinda
June 2007
Modern Healthcare;6/25/2007, Vol. 37 Issue 26, p6
Trade Publication
The article illustrates the significance of the consolidation strategies between hospitals in the U.S. The disproportionate-share adjustment is an add-on to the inpatient DRG payments, offering a percentage increase in Medicare payments to qualifying hospitals. It reveals that disproportionate-share supplement was one of the reasons and an important one for the two hospitals combining under one provider number.


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