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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- Uninsured rate drops faster in states that expanded Medicaid July 29, 2014Americans lacking insurance coverage are becoming more concentrated in states that have opted not to expand Medicaid, according to the latest survey data from the Urban Institute's Health Policy Center. Residents of southern states, Spanish-language...
- Obamacare coverage brings HCA more paying patients July 29, 2014HCA, the largest publicly traded hospital chain by revenue, reported a 14.2% increase in second-quarter net income as it treated more patients and improved its payer mix thanks to insurance expansion under the healthcare reform law.
- IOM: GME Payment, Transparency Reforms Needed July 29, 2014July 29—Medicare’s $9.7 billion graduate medical education GME system needs reforms that reflect changes in healthcare delivery since the financing began in 1965, the Institute of Medicine IOM concluded this week.
- Medicare Hospital Fund Extended to 2030 July 28, 2014July 28—Echoing another recent government projection, the Medicare trustees concluded Monday that the program’s hospital insurance trust fund will last four years longer than projected in 2013.