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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- Commentary: Defined-contribution model would improve care May 23, 2015Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and a former Congressional Budget Office director, writes that Medicare and Medicaid have an obligation to provide high-quality care to America's seniors and low-income beneficiaries, and...
- Demands of an aging population will have Medicare, Medicaid fighting for dollars May 23, 2015Medicare and Medicaid evolved in dramatically different ways. Medicare, which provided health coverage for seniors, became the third rail of American politics. Medicaid, a state-based program that provided health coverage for the poor, existed in a...
- CMS Receives Differing Recommendations on Coming 2-Midnight Changes May 22, 2015May 22—Members of Congress, policy advisors, and members of the hospital industry have divergent views of the approaches regulators should take when they release potentially major changes to Medicare’s short-stay hospital payment policy as early as June.
- ACA Coverage Expansion Driving Physician Workload May 21, 2015May 21—Following the start of health insurance coverage expansion under healthcare reform in 2014, physicians experienced a spike in newly insured patients, as well as longer appointment wait times and longer work hours, according to a new national survey.