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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- Calif. Senate considers cap on out-of-pocket drug costs July 4, 2015A bill to cap patients' out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs that passed the California State Assembly will be considered by the state Senate this month, as policymakers across the country wrestle with the growing problem of unaffordable drugs.
- Obama speech kicks off new drive to expand Medicaid July 4, 2015With the Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies protected for now, the Obama administration and the hospital industry are stepping up their efforts to persuade the 21 holdout states to expand Medicaid to low-income adults.
- Two-Midnight Rule Changes Proposed July 2, 2015July 2—Medicare intends to keep but tweak the two-midnight short hospital stay policy, according to a proposed rule issued this week.
- ACA Marketplace Insurers Garner $7.9 Billion from Reinsurance Program July 1, 2015July 1—The first reinsurance payments under healthcare reform will provide $7.9 billion to 437 insurers offering plans in the new government-run health insurance marketplaces, federal officials revealed this week.