Change in Profitability and Financial Distress of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) from Loss of Cost-Based Reimbursement

Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Duration: approximately 60 minutes

Speaker: Mark Holmes, PhD

The President’s Budget, the Congressional Budget Office, and the Office of the Inspector General have proposed:

  1. Reducing CAH payments from 101% to 100% of reasonable costs;
  2. Eliminating the CAH designation for hospitals that are less than 10 miles from the nearest hospital;
  3. Eliminating the CAH program altogether and converting all CAHs to PPS, and; Removing Necessary Provider CAHs’ permanent exemption from the distance requirement.

The webinar presented summaries of three recent reports:

Key findings and implications of reversion to PPS reimbursement were provided.