PODCAST- Complications: Health Policy Unraveled

June 20, 2024

In 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments related to Medicare’s Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments. Now that issue is before the court again.

In this episode of Complications: Health Policy Unraveled, host Stephanie Kennan discusses an upcoming SCOTUS case involving hospitals and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The hospitals argue that HHS in not following the 2022 SCOTUS decision related to how patients receiving SSI are counted. The hospitals argue that the manner in which HHS counts patients has resulted in funding cuts and puts some hospitals in jeopardy of not being eligible for other programs including the 340B program. HHS argued that the case should be dismissed and that amending the 2022 ruling would allow abuse of DSH payments. Stay tuned to Complications for updates as arguments are heard and a ruling is made.

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