January 7, 2019

CMS underpaid hospitals by $76.8 billion in 2017

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) underpaid hospitals by $76.8 billion in 2017, according to data from the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey of Hospitals.

Medicare underpayments totaled $53.9 billion, and Medicaid underpayments were $22.9 billion. Hospitals also provided $38.4 billion in uncompensated care, the January 3 AHA News reports.

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