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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

medicaid plans

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 […]

Medicaid Eligibility

How New Policies May Affect Your Medicaid Eligibility

With the average American now spending nearly $10,000 a year on healthcare, it’s essential to understand your eligibility for Medicaid and health care credits. As the healthcare system becomes increasingly complicated, it can be frustrating to navigate the labyrinth of premiums and schedules. Getting to know your Medicaid eligibility can help ensure that you keep […]

With Eligibility for Medicaid Uncertain, Many Report Care Satisfaction

Despite Uncertainty in Eligibility for Medicaid, Enrollees Say They are Satisfied with Care

While there is much uncertainty regarding the future of Americans when it comes to their eligibility for Medicaid, enrollees are currently saying that they are satisfied with the care they have been receiving. In fact, they have said that they are generally satisfied with their overall experience in the program. They also said that they […]

Protection for Eligibility for Medicaid, Expansion and Funding Urged

Calls for Action Regarding Eligibility for Medicaid

Everyone is awaiting the Senate’s move regarding the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Earlier this year, the House of Representatives voted to replace it with a downgraded version of American Health Care Act, with the Trump administration recently revealing plans to cut budgets for Medicaid and Social Security Disability Insurance. Pete Ash […]

A New Proposed Work Requirement May Determine Eligibility for Medicaid

Work Requirement May Soon Help Determine Eligibility for Medicaid Benefits

For quite some time now, Medicaid has been the most widely available source of health coverage for people living across the United States. Through this program, over 72.5 million Americans, particularly disabled individuals, pregnant women, children, and seniors, were able to gain affordable health coverage. Due to recent events, however, many of them are at […]

Medicaid Expansion Can Improve Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management

Medicaid Expansion Shown to Improve Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management

Operating a healthcare facility is no mean feat. For hospital executives, the task involves not only providing excellent medical care to patients, but it also means keeping a business afloat. After all, a hospital is an expensive venture to run—almost all of its manpower are highly skilled professionals, and the facility uses advanced equipment to […]

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