Medicaid shortfalls and total unreimbursed hospital care for the poor, 1980-1989.

Abstract

This article examines the relationship between Medicaid payments and hospital costs from 1980 through 1989, using data from the American Hospital Association's Annual Survey of Hospitals. It finds that payments covered about 90% of Medicaid hospital costs until 1985, then declined to 78% in 1989. Together, Medicaid shortfalls ($4.2 billion) and unsponsored… (More)

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