'A matter of life and death'

Blesch, Gregg
March 2008
Modern Healthcare;3/17/2008, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p6
Trade Publication
This article reports on a lawsuit that was filed by several public hospitals to prevent the implementation of a pending U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) rule which will block extra funding received through enhanced Medicaid payments. According to officials of CMS, the changes are intended to end creative funding arrangements that increase the federal share. Specifically, the disputed rule would limit Medicaid payments and narrow the definition of a local unit of local government to those with taxing authority.


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