TITLE

MEDICAID: Ongoing Federal Oversight of Payments to Offset Uncompensated Hospital Care Costs Is Warranted

AUTHOR(S)
Iritani, Katherine M.
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
GAO Reports;12/22/2009, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the findings of the study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concerning the supplemental payments received by hospitals for uncompensated costs of care provided to uninsured and Medicaid patients. It cites four states paying hospitals a high proportion of their estimated disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payment limits, namely, California, Michigan, New York, and Texas. GAO found that two of the states' DSH limits were not calculated appropriately.
ACCESSION #
47478826

 

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