Medicaid Changes of 2018: Trends You Need to Know Now

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medicaid changes of 2018

Medicaid Changes of 2018: Trends You Need to Know Now

Over the last year, Americans have been saturated with healthcare news, including news about Medicaid. Republicans now control all three branches of the federal government. As is well known, they have been seeking broad changes in government-run health care programs, including Medicaid. Even a small change would affect a large swath of people. After all, […]

financial impact of affordable care

What Is the Financial Impact of Accountable Care?

The healthcare system is the target of several payment and delivery system reforms. The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model promotes restructure. systems. It encourages higher quality care and lower costs. These groups of physicians, hospitals, and others work together for the financial and quality outcomes. This shift in risk from the insurer to the healthcare […]

financial losses

Here are 5 Ways Your Hospital Can Handle Medicare Financial Losses

Are your Medicare patients causing financial losses at your hospital? It’s not uncommon to hear of hospitals losing money due to Medicare. However, this can become a major issue by damaging your ability to serve all your patients when there isn’t enough funding to go around. Fortunately, there are ways for your hospital to navigate […]

What is the Value of Revenue Cycle Management for Your Hospital?

Running a hospital is running a business. Yes, patient care is at the heart of every medical facility, but you also need to ensure sufficient funds to compensate the staff properly and provide excellent services for years to come. One of the ways to do so is to implement a revenue cycle management system that works for […]

healthcare costs

Ways Hospitals Can Increase Self-Pay Revenue Reimbursements

14 Self-pay patient accounts come with vital risks. Medical facilities beget three times higher costs amassing on self-pay patients. That’s compared to business insurance accounts. It gets worse. Healthcare consumers pay more than twice as slowly as commercial payers. And the probability you’ll ever collect gets lower. The prolonged the self-pay balance goes overdue, the […]

DSH

Understanding DSH Payments and Medicaid

In 2014, states paid their hospitals $18 billion in Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments. These payments are an important source of income for many of our country’s neediest hospitals. But understanding what they are and how they work can be complicated. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to understand Medicaid […]

medicaid rules

What Trump’s New Medicaid Rules Mean for Patients

Democrats and patient advocacy groups across the country are gearing up for a fight. The Trump administration recently ushered in a host of dramatic changes to the country’s Medicaid program. States now have the ability to demand that recipients work a certain number of hours to qualify for the coverage. The new Medicaid rules have […]

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Changes in Medicaid Plans to Watch out for in 2018

Medicaid was established in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. It was designed as a federal and state program designed to give a safety net to those in the nation that are too poor to afford healthcare on their own. It also has benefits that other government programs like Medicare don’t cover, like nursing home […]

ACOs

The Latest Trends in the World of ACOs You Need to Know

Technology and legislation. They are always evolving and changing the world of ACOs. It’s been about a decade ACOs became part of the fabric of U.S. health care. The model has proved so valuable that the drive for further improvements and savings is strong. So, what’s on the horizon in the ACO world? How can […]

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