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: Doc groups concerned over looming Medicare penalties tied to quality reporting September 29, 2014Medicare will begin docking physicians' pay next year if they decline to report on quality measures under the voluntary Physician Quality Reporting System launched in 2007. Providers, however, remain confused and frustrated by its framework.
- States not enforcing Medicaid physician access rules, report says September 28, 2014Federal and state officials have not done enough to ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries have adequate access to physicians and as a result Medicaid patients often must wait for months or travel far to see a doctor, HHS' Office of the Inspector...
- Medicaid Programs Fight Limits on Narrow Networks September 26, 2014Sep. 27—As the Obama administration reportedly mulls limits on the use of narrow provider networks, state Medicaid directors are pushing back.
- Substantial Decrease in Uncompensated Care Costs Expected September 25, 2014Sept. 25—Hospitals could save $5.7 billion in uncompensated care costs this year as previously uninsured Americans gain coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).