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essential community providers

Learn how Regions Hospital’s community paramedic program works to reduce emergency calls and unnecessary hospital readmissions.

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America’s Essential Hospitals expressed concerns about proposed changes that could harm the integrity of qualified health plan networks.

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The proposed rule aims to provide flexibility by targeting network adequacy reviews & inclusion of essential community providers in qualified health plans.

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CMS finalized a proposal to continue the current methodology, which qualified health plans use to satisfy the minimum essential community provider standard.

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America's Essential Hospitals expressed continued concerns about qualified health plan network adequacy in federally facilitated marketplaces.

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The letter provides operational and technical guidance to issuers of qualified health plans through the federal health insurance marketplace for 2018.

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Hospitals eligible for the essential community providers list are participants in the 340B and DSH programs, critical access hospitals, and others.

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Hear insights and lessons learned regarding value-based care from representatives of the foundation of Hennepin Health.

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Hear about findings and future plans that have developed from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation population health grant.

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Comments on the proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2018 are due by Oct. 6.

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HHS finalizes 2017 Notice of Payment and Benefit Parameters rule and letter to issuers offering qualified health plans on the federally facilitated marketplace.

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Comments urge CCIIO to require that ACA marketplace plans include willing essential community provider (ECP) hospitals and ensure payment rates support access to care.

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Dec. 23 letter provides operational, technical guidance to qualified health plans (QHPs) and outlines network adequacy standards for plans offered through the federally facilitated health insurance marketplace.

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Model law would update requirements for insurance carriers in the health insurance marketplaces, particularly regarding provider directories, mental health services, telehealth, and nondiscrimination.

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Honoring school nurses for National Nurses Week - showing how they provide value to the community.

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The association submitted comments to CCIIO and NAIC calling for more robust standards for including ECPs in health insurance marketplaces.

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America's Essential Hospitals urged HHS to improve ECP standards in the marketplaces to ensure patients have access to quality, affordable health care.

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CMS, NAIC documents contain important health insurance marketplace provisions, including cost-sharing requirements. Comments due to CMS Dec. 22, to NAIC by Jan. 12, 2015.

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Association researcher Janelle Schrag explores insights from APHA's annual meeting, which targeted neighborhood factors as important health indicators.

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Learn how human capital management and retention strategies can support quality care initiatives

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Learn how to support your hospital through important and influential contacts in the community

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The association submitted comments to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury regarding their request for information on provider nondiscrimination.

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The association said that CMS should implement the QRS in a way that protects consumer access to ECPs in the marketplaces. It also urged CMS to ensure the measures used in the QRS are endorsed by the National Quality Forum and risk adjusted for socioeconomic factors.

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Staff from our members held 100 meetings with their senators and representatives to discuss what defines an essential hospital and the key issues facing essential hospitals. Issues included: protecting essential hospital payments, ensuring essential hospitals are included in marketplace health insurance plan networks, and preserving support for training future clinicians at essential hospitals.

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Association members explained what makes an essential hospital and the key issues facing essential hospitals to their policymakers on the Hill. The event also included reflections from senior Capitol Hill and administration staff and two award ceremonies that recognized members of Congress and congressional staff for their commitment to essential hospitals.

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Members learned about the fundamental challenges driving industry workforce shortages

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For 2015, each qualified health plan (QHP) network must include at least 30 percent (up from 20 percent in 2014) of all available ECPs in its service area to meet network adequacy requirements. CMS is also implementing a reasonable access review standard.

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America’s Essential Hospitals protects access to care among marketplace plans. The association urged CCIIO to ensure an adequate number of ECPs are included in QHP networks. It also asked CCIIO to ensure patients have access to all hospital services in their plan’s network.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.