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$1 Billion Expected Annually for Upstate Hospitals


Upstate Hospitals are expected to get a financial boost from the federal government.

US Senator Chuck Schumer has announced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have finalized a rule that will have an estimated $1 billion impact for increased payments to Upstate area hospitals every single year from the federal government.

The Medicare Wage Index is used to determine how much money hospitals receive from the federal government for treating Medicare patients. Schumer explained that Upstate hospitals have historically received less than the actual cost of providing healthcare to their respective areas. The Fiscal Year 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System will increase this funding.

“This is one of the biggest shots in the arm for federal funding Upstate NY hospitals have seen in decades. This will be a monumental boost to healthcare for our families and to help our healthcare providers fix budget shortfalls, address doctor and nurse shortages and so much more. For years, our hardworking healthcare providers have faced unfairly low Medicare payments, receiving cents on the dollar for the care they provide, but now after over a decade of fighting I am proud to announce I have secured the rules change which will bring nearly $1 billion every single year to hospitals across Upstate NY,” said Senator Schumer. “Years from now, we will look back at today as a pivotal moment for our Upstate New York hospitals. From Albany to Buffalo, and Binghamton to Watertown, hospitals big and small, in rural and urban areas, will finally get the support and full reimbursements they have long deserved and have been denied for too long.”

A breakdown of how much area hospitals are expected to receive can be found below.

Southern Tier $111,294,513
Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca $6,394,788
Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital $24,349,970
UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital $3,886,964
United Health Services Hospitals, Inc. $43,938,198
Arnot Ogden Medical Center $17,590,388
Guthrie Corning Hospital $11,266,852
Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital $816,775
St. James Hospital $3,050,578
Rochester-Finger Lakes $242,572,031
Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic $5,750,936
F.F. Thompson Hospital $12,273,861
Geneva General Hospital $6,880,958
Newark-Wayne Community Hospital $7,461,652
Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital $4,244,688
United Memorial Medical Center $8,506,705
Wyoming County Community Health System $2,073,851
Highland Hospital $16,758,628
Rochester General Hospital $57,525,016
Strong Memorial Hospital $82,195,484
Unity Hospital $38,876,531
Unity Specialty Hospital $23,721
Central New York $121,408,292
Oswego Health $1,998,207
Auburn Community Hospital $2,924,509
Upstate University Hospital $45,604,942
St. Joseph’s Health (Syracuse) $37,908,264
Oneida Health Hospital $5,321,958
Crouse Health $22,742,028
Guthrie Cortland Medical Center $4,908,384
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