Recently, the Ohio Hospital Association released a member resource with answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the Ohio Hospital Care Assurance Program (HCAP), its related hospital free care requirement and Ohio Medicaid DSH Program Audits. The FAQ is available as an MS Word download here: HCAP-July-2013-FAQ-Updates
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- Sen. Wyden questions payments to docs serving on advisory panel for pain issues June 25, 2016A high-ranking Senate Democrat is pushing for more answers on why doctors and patient advocates with financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry served on a panel that advises the federal government on pain issues.
- Health systems with insurance operations have tough 2015 June 25, 2016Not-for-profit integrated health systems continued to make money in 2015, but the margins were a lot tighter than the year before, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis of financial filings. In some instances, their operational surpluses were...
- Providers Must Know Relevant Reg Details: Supreme Court June 24, 2016June 24—The U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous June 16 decision in a False Claims Act (FCA) suit didn’t provide the “bright line” guidance some were looking for and may result in more litigation with one side attempting to prove the other knowingly misrepresented or omitted material facts.
- Medicare Hospital Trust Fund Insolvency Moves Closer: Trustees June 23, 2016June 23—Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund moved two years closer to insolvency in the latest report from the Medicare trustees. However mandatory cuts by a controversial board will not be required until at least next year.