Budget squeezes hospitals: Some New Hampshire hospitals say state's spending plan will force them to shift costs, shutter programs

Lee, Jaimy
July 2011
Modern Healthcare;7/11/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 28, p18
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The article reports that New Hampshire hospitals are facing about 230 million U.S. dollars in cuts in disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments due to the state budget. The cuts are expected to generate 258 million U.S. dollars in revenue to the state. Under the Medicaid enhancement tax, hospitals are required to pay 5.5 percent of net patient services revenue to New Hampshire which will be matched by the federal government.


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