The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 , Section 606, which was signed into law on January 2, 2013, extends for 1 year the Medicare Dependent Hospital (MDH)program effective from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. Providers that were classified as MDHs at the date of expiration of the MDHs provision will be automatically reinstated as MDHs effective October 1, 2012. These providers will need not reapply for MDH classification.

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