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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- Reform Update: States that did not expand Medicaid may see higher premiums, industry experts say April 22, 2014Some industry experts are warning that states that chose not to expand Medicaid coverage under Obamacare could see higher insurance premiums next year as hospitals continue to shift the costs of uncompensated care to private insurers.
- Reform Update: Patients often seek care outside of their ACOs, research shows April 21, 2014Medicare accountable care organizations may find the incentive to manage healthcare quality and cost very weak. New research suggests patients frequently seek care outside of the ACOs they're assigned to, and many do not stay within the same ACO...
- 8 States Continue Enrollment April 22, 2014Apr. 22—Eight states that operate their own government-run health insurance marketplaces continued their enrollments after the April 15 extended deadline for the federally run marketplaces, according to a published report.
- CDC: Fewer Surgeries in Rural Hospitals April 22, 2014Apr. 22—Patients hospitalized in rural hospitals were much less likely than those in urban facilities to have procedures performed during their hospitalization, and those patients who underwent operations tended to have fewer surgeries, according to new federal data.