Skip to Main Content
Don't have an account? Create Account
Loading more posts

Rachel Schwartz

Senior Policy Associate Rachel Schwartz is a policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

America’s Essential Hospitals said the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Physician Self-Referral Law should be modified to remove barriers to coordinating care for the complex patients essential hospitals serve.

view more »

A U.S. Court of Appeals panel upheld a ruling on the constitutionality of the individual mandate but returned the case to a lower court to decide whether that nullifies the entire law.

view more »
aca

Through this newly approved Section 1115 demonstration waiver, South Carolina becomes the first state to apply work requirements primarily to parents and caregivers.

view more »

State Medicaid directors named delivery system and payment reform as their top priority in an annual operations survey from the National Association of Medicaid Directors.

view more »

America’s Essential Hospitals expressed concern that a proposed drug acquisition cost survey would impose excessive burden on hospitals and raise many operational challenges.

view more »

States are leveraging financial incentives, quality measures, waivers, and public-private partnerships to slow climbing rates of substance use disorder and overdose among pregnant women.

view more »

In a letter to the Department of State, America’s Essential Hospitals expressed concern that broadening the definition of public charge would harm the nation’s health care system, vulnerable patients, and state and local economies.

view more »

The agency proposes to increase transparency in Medicaid supplemental payments and impose more stringent requirements on those payments and their financing for states and providers.

view more »

This year’s update contains new quality and accountability measures and new national context data.

view more »

The move aims to give researchers a better understanding of key Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program information, including on utilization and spending under Medicaid managed care.

view more »

CMS also approved a unique behavioral health transformation waiver for the District of Columbia that targets beneficiaries with serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance.

view more »

In a new state policy brief, America’s Essential Hospitals examines the unique health care risks homeless individuals face, states leading the way to create long-term solutions, and the role essential hospitals play in providing care to homeless populations.

view more »

This marks the second consecutive year the uninsured rate for children has increased following continuous decreases after enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Only North Dakota saw a decrease in the uninsured rate for children.

view more »

A Kaiser Family Foundation survey of state Medicaid directors found declines in Medicaid enrollment and modest spending growth in 2019, but respondents anticipate slight increases in enrollment and higher spending in 2020.

view more »

The court struck down parts of the law that explicitly prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and termination of pregnancy.

view more »

California recently became the first state to release data on wholesale acquisition cost increases for prescription drugs.

view more »

The brief urges the United States Supreme Court to uphold prior rulings and reject the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

view more »

The final rule revises conditions of participation and conditions for coverage and also targets emergency preparedness, quality reporting, infection control, and physical examination requirements.

view more »

The final rule requires hospitals to create discharge plans for all inpatients and some outpatients and excludes several burdensome requirements that were included in the proposed rule.

view more »
cms, ehr

America’s Essential Hospitals expressed concern that changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could increase food insecurity and worsen health outcomes.

view more »

The methodology outlines how the agency will calculate states’ Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payment reductions and encourages states to target remaining payments to hospitals caring for the most low-income patients.

view more »

The rate of Americans without health insurance was 8.5 percent in 2018, up from 7.9 percent the previous year.

view more »

Beginning in April 2020, hospitals with multiple service locations must accurately enter the service facility address of their off-campus, provider-based departments.

view more »

States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw higher prescribing rates for medication-assisted treatment than nonexpansion states.

view more »

Covered entities that fail to complete recertification will be removed from the 340B program for a minimum of one quarter.

view more »

America's Essential Hospitals urged the agency to leverage a new pilot program to expand telehealth services in communities essential hospitals serve.

view more »

The guidance follows a May 23 presidential memorandum calling for increased enforcement of laws related to individuals sponsoring immigration applicants.

view more »

America’s Essential Hospitals expressed concern that changes to nondiscrimination protections will decrease access and worsen outcomes for transgender individuals and individuals with limited English proficiency.

view more »

The agency will reimburse hospitals at least 65 percent of the cost for this innovative cancer treatment.

view more »

The agency now will require hospitals to submit documents supporting the hospital classification they select during 340B Drug Pricing Program registration.

view more »

The court ruled that the Secretary of Health and Human Services failed to adequately consider the effect of the work requirements on Medicaid coverage..

view more »
Previous Next
Close
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this