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Medicaid Changes of 2018: Trends You Need to Know Now


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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…

What Is the Financial Impact of Accountable Care?


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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.…

Here are 5 Ways Your Hospital Can Handle Medicare Financial Losses


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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…

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


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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…

Ways Hospitals Can Increase Self-Pay Revenue Reimbursements


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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…

Understanding DSH Payments and Medicaid


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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…

Securing SSI: Disability Benefits for Children


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These days, the cost of living can be rather hefty – and having a child to support can make these costs even higher. A report by the Department of Agriculture found…

What Trump’s New Medicaid Rules Mean for Patients


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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.…

Changes in Medicaid Plans to Watch out for in 2018


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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…
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