Medicare DSH Payment

11 Oct 2016 11:00 AM | Ronald Gallagher (Administrator)
Speakers: Christopher Keough and Stephanie Webster

The Medicare DSH payment has undergone some changes in the last few years and will be facing bigger changes going forward. Join us for this outstanding webinar on the latest changes. Mr. Chris Keough and Ms. Stephanie Webster focus their practice on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements and have significant experience with DSH payments.
This presentation will cover recent developments concerning the Medicare DSH payment for uncompensated care and the traditional, “empirically justified” DSH payment. The presentation will include the final IPPS rule for FFY 2017, further related guidance from CMS, if any, and recent court decisions on the DSH payment.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the updates to the Medicare DSH Payment related to uncompensated care.
  • List recent rule making and judicial decisions affecting the DSH payment.
  • Describe the FFY 2017 impact to DSH.

Speaker Biography:
Christopher Keough’s practice focuses on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and compliance. He regularly represents hospitals in reimbursement litigation involving payments for disproportionate share hospitals (DSH), the calculation of prospective payment system rates, payments for graduate medical education (GME) costs and other reimbursement issues. He has served as lead counsel in several of the largest reimbursement disputes in the history of the Medicare program, often prevailing on issues of first impression. He has been recognized among the nation’s leading health lawyers in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Nightingale’s Healthcare News.

Speaker Biography:
Stephanie Webster’s practice focuses on the area of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. She represents hospitals in administrative and federal court litigation and counsels them regarding payment and compliance. Ms. Webster formerly served as an attorney for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Division of the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She has been recognized as a leading health care lawyer by Chambers USA and Nightingale’s Healthcare News. Ms. Webster is a member of the firm’s regulatory practice steering committee.
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite(s): None
Advanced Preparation: None
Cost: Free
CPE Hours: 1.0 Hours CPE
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