NH Hospitals Brace for Lower Payments for Medicaid Patients

A repayment formula for uncompensated care, approved this week by a New Hampshire legislative committee, may be too low to accurately reflect what hospitals in the state spend on uninsured and Medicaid patients. The plan awaits federal approval.

2 comments on "NH Hospitals Brace for Lower Payments for Medicaid Patients"
John (11/17/2010 at 4:22 PM)

Thank you Steven. Lowe's had been faced with huge costs with their benefit plan. Continuing to shoulder the cost shift from Medicare, Medicaid and now even more with Kathleen Sebelius and Barack Obamacare was just unsustainable. They are delighted with the early results from the Cleveland Clinic are looking ahead at contracting with private Joint Commission Accredited hospitals outside of the US. Fortunately they don't cost shift.
Steven Watkins (11/17/2010 at 9:05 AM)

This quote: "...will end up costing those of us with private insurance more through higher insurance premiums as those costs get shifted to cover these losses," the New Hampshire Hospital Association said." is where the fallacy lies. Hospital executives in NH (Live Free of Die? Hmmm) and across America continue to incorrectly assume that employers will shoulder this cost-shift. Party's over, folks. Have you not read what the Lowes Corp did with the Cleveland Clinic?


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