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22 Jan The Herald-Dispatch: WV hospitals could lose $15M for low-income care

“West Virginia’s hospitals stand to lose as much as $15 million toward treating low-income patients if federal cuts to the Medicaid’s Disproportionate Share Hospital program remain in place, warned Joe Letnaunchyn, president and CEO of the West Virginia Hospital Association.

The first level of cuts – an estimated $12 million to $15 million, which would impact all of West Virginia’s hospitals as early as this summer – amount to a 15 percent reduction in federal reimbursements for “safety net” hospitals that treat a disproportionate percentage of Medicaid or uninsured patients regardless of their ability to pay for care.”

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