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Leadership Summit on State Medicaid Waivers
Join us Sept. 21, in Chicago, for a one-day summit on navigating delivery system transformation. Participants will examine the fundamentals of Medicaid waivers and discover how to maximize waiver projects, collaboratives, and outcomes.

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Hospitals in the overall quality rating system dry run can provide feedback until Aug. 17 and weigh in during the Aug. 13 call.

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Articles focus on innovative waivers that support states in transforming delivery systems to improve access and quality of care. Another focus is Medicaid coverage in areas of crucial need, such as mental health care.

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As we mark 50 years of Medicaid and Medicare, we reflect on the experiences of others within and beyond the four walls of essential hospitals.

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Articles cover the ACA's Medicaid expansion, Medicaid shortfalls and community benefit funds, and the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions on Medicaid.

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New edition of Walls Down coincides with 50th anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare, spotlights value of coverage to access and health.

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Multidisciplinary teams at Truman Medical Centers developed two care transitions assessments and reduced hospital admissions, ED visits, costs.

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Plans must be budget-neutral and cover as many people as traditional ACA reforms. With these waivers, states may forgo certain ACA provisions including the marketplaces and individual mandate.

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Panelists from across the membership asked Congress to ensure the sustainability of telehealth through payment parity for telehealth services.

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The Senate fails to repeal the ACA but will keep trying. Committees discuss HHS priorities and health care bills, including a bundle of hospital-related bills.

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Comments urge CMS for flexibility, the allowance of certain direct payments, and regulations that reflect states' ability to achieve broader policy goals through the Medicaid Program.

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States may apply for a Section 1115 Medicaid waiver to support innovative care delivery for substance abuse disorder. SAMHSA, HRSA to also offer funding opportunities.

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Proposed renewals must be for demonstrations that are working effectively and have no major or complex policy changes. Certain waivers that use the enhanced FMAP are ineligible.

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Essential hospitals meet their commitment to vulnerable patients across regions and states with innovative technology.

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Bay Area medical school students are flocking to the tech industry to change patient care. A former Bay Area hospitalist also uses technology, and common sense, to rethink primary care.

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The new website provides health care providers and policymakers with further information about the National Partnership as well as access to resources for collaboration and tackling health policy issues.

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This decision newly focuses on the corporate structure and operations of nonprofit hospitals, rather than the benefits that hospitals provide to the community. The applicability of the ruling is limited and can be overruled on appeal.

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Sen. Grassley requested a hearing on recent 340B GAO report. House calls and clinical trials for Medicare patients each pass one chamber. Committees review Medicare hospital payments, HIT, and marketplaces.

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The HLQAT helps hospitals figure out how aligned senior executives and clinical managers are on factors correlated with high quality care.

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Hospitals participating in CMS' dry run of its new overall quality rating system are encouraged to provide feedback and ask questions via email and during the Aug. 13 call.

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Add your hospital's name to a Partnership for Medicaid letter of support for the Medicaid Program by Friday, July 24.

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With support from Kaiser Permanente and East Bay Community Foundation, association collaborates with NACHC and GW to help providers navigate and adapt to the systemwide policy changes and accountability standards mandated by the ACA.

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The association launched this survey to capture the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage expansion on essential hospitals. No hospital-specific information will be released publicly.

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The video clarifies common myths and misperceptions about changes that will occur with the Oct. 1 implementation of ICD-10. America’s Essential Hospitals also compiled a list of resources to help members prepare for a seamless transition to ICD-10.

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Hospital executives developed the skills to successfully foster quality improvement and help reduce patient harm.

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A Hennepin County Medical Center former chief resident departs on a new mission to the International Space Station July 22.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals, formerly the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, is the only national association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education for hospital leadership.

America’s Essential Hospitals was formerly known as the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH). Carrying our mission since 1981 into today's health care era

Learn more about the name change »