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: Hospitals attack insurance 'skinny plans' as too thin October 23, 2014Some employers are building health insurance policies that are technically compliant with the healthcare reform law, yet don't include coverage of inpatient hospital services. Backers of such plans contend that some coverage is better than none,...
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- Funding Methodology for Basic Health Program Proposed October 23, 2014Oct. 23—This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the proposed methodology for determining federal funding for the Basic Health Program in 2016.
- CMS Launches $840 Million Initiative to Support Quality Improvement October 23, 2014Oct. 23—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will invest $840 million over the next four years to will provide up to $840 million over the next four years to support the adoption, development, and sharing of quality improvement strategies that could improve patient health and reduce healthcare costs.