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Hospital Groups Urge Congress to Include Vital Programs in Spending Bill

Hospital groups sent a letter to Members of the House and Senate Wednesday urging that they include in the short term funding bill “a two year delay of Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts, as well as straight 5-year extensions of the Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) and enhanced low-volume adjustment (LVA) programs.”

The groups explained to legislators the importance of each of the programs and highlighted their effects on our nation’s most vulnerable patients. 

The letter was signed by FAH, America’s Essential Hospitals, the AHA, Association of American Medical Colleges, Catholic Health Association of the United States, Premier Health Alliance and Vizient, Inc.

 You can find a copy of the letter here