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The guidance specifies rate reductions in Medicaid fee-for-service that will not require access reviews by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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The fellowship, based at Harvard University, is designed to prepare physician-leaders to improve health system capacity and promote policies and practices to improve access to care for minority, disadvantaged, and vulnerable populations.

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The Health Care Access Design Challenge, offered through the Federal Transit Administration, aims to overcome transportation-related barriers to health care access.

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Expanded Medicaid access under the Affordable Care Act might have helped patients seek treatment for behavioral health issues, which disproportionately affect low-income populations.

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Researchers examined outcomes in Kentucky, Arkansas, and Texas; they found expanding access to health coverage improved care access and affordability.

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Attempts to revive the American Health Care Act with changes that make a deeply damaging bill even worse are misguided and disappointing.

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Under the rule, OIG provides safe harbor protections for hospital agreements that provide no-cost or discounted local transportation to established patients

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These long-term HCBS services and supports are critical to ensure people can remain in their homes and communities as they receive treatment.

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The summaries outline efforts by 19 working groups under the "Vital Directions" initiative to improve health care in the United States.

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Failure to follow the public notice and process for Medicaid payment changes can result in delay or disapproval of state plan amendments.

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A review of 61 studies found that expansion under the ACA has improved health coverage, access to care, and economic outcomes.

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The rule carries out Affordable Care Act protections for individuals in federally funded health programs and sets new requirements for supporting people with limited English proficiency.

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The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model will encourage primary care practices to transform care delivery, including by increasing care management and coordination.

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Results of America's Essential Hospitals member survey show new landscape of foundation support for essential hospitals and fundraising challenges in the post-Affordable Care Act world.

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Telehealth Network Grant Program will award up to 20 grants for a maximum of $300,000 annually to expand services; applications are due April 8.

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New members include six who will serve three-year terms and one who will serve the remaining two years of a vacant seat; GW health policy expert Sara Rosenbaum was named chair.

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Congress debates omnibus appropriations measure, considers another stop-gap funding bill, as deadline for government shutdown looms.

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National HIV/AIDS Strategy Federal Action Plan directs HHS to issue best practices for hospitals to ensure access to services for patients with HIV. CMS also will provide states with information on program flexibility to ensure access to testing, coordinated care.

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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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Six justices ruled in favor of the Obama administration, arguing that the overall structure and purpose of the ACA supports the interpretation that Congress intended subsidies to be available in both federally facilitated and state-based marketplaces.

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Decision maintains access to vital health care services for millions of Americans and supports the hospitals that care for our most vulnerable patients

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These leaders from Henry Ford Health System and UCSF Medical Center are among five reappointed commissioners, one new commissioner, and new Chair Francis “Jay” Crosson, announced by GAO.

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In an April 28 letter, the association urged CMS to adopt a holistic view of how payment mechanisms impact essential hospitals, including sustainable base payment rates, Medicaid waivers to address uncompensated care, and DSRIP waivers.

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court released its opinion on Armstrong v. Exceptional Child. The court ruled that Medicaid providers cannot sue states for low payment rates and advised on alternative actions.

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Despite improvements in health care access and quality, disparities in care persist. Learn about the challenges to reducing disparities and what essential hospital are doing to improve equity.

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The six new members will serve three-year appointments, effective Jan. 1.

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America’s Essential Hospitals urged MACPAC to support a four-year CHIP funding extension and during that time, evaluate the marketplaces' network adequacy, affordability, and covered benefits.

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The commission seeks input on which groups of children would be most affected if CHIP expires and potential policy options through the marketplaces.

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The association advocates for a modification of the direct pay prohibition to allow states to pursue public policy goals while implementing Medicaid Managed Care

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OIG finds state standards for access to care for Medicaid managed care beneficiaries vary widely. OIG recommends stronger CMS oversight and more state accountability.

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America's Essential Hospitals asks CMS to finalize a 2011 proposed rule on equal access, with modifications to address the link between provider reimbursement and access.

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The report summarizes a Roundtable on Health Literacy workshop that featured initiatives public health organizations are undertaking to increase health literacy and the implications of health literacy on public health.

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Florida, New York, and Wisconsin consider options to allow hospitals to subsidize insurance premiums for individuals. Financial assistance would increase opportunities for coverage and continuous, coordinated care.

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A recent study published in Health Affairs found that California essential hospitals were more likely to be penalized than other California hospitals under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, despite lower 30-day risk-adjusted mortality rates.

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Eskenazi's mobile office medical home and cost-efficient use of staff contribute to a 50 percent reduction in depressive symptoms among more than half of patients with high depression scores and a 50 percent reduction in behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia for about half of patients.

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Letters of nomination and resumes are currently being accepted for six MACPAC seats. Appointments will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. Nominations can be submitted through Sept. 5.

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Recent articles from Health Affairs, the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, the Journal for Healthcare Quality, and The New England Journal of Medicine explore efforts to reduce readmissions and infection rates, improve patient safety, and more.

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Guidance for those offering premium assistance to low-income marketplace populations

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White House report confirms the numerous benefits of Medicaid expansion and demonstrates that state decisions not to expand have far-reaching consequences for our nation's health and economy. Essential hospitals have driven enrollment and need continued financial support to serve their communities.

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The association filed an amicus brief supporting the reversal of the District Court’s ruling to dissolve the affiliation between St. Luke’s Health System and Saltzer Medical Group. The association supports the integration of essential hospitals and providers to improve access to high-quality, cost-effective care for all patients.

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The Labor/HHS appropriations bill vote was cancelled due to Republican threats to derail the process over ACA funding. House Majority Leader Cantor's loss has House Republicans vying for his seat. MedPAC shares its biannual report to Congress on Wednesday.

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Congress should ensure Medicaid pays at least Medicare rates for primary care until at least 2016, said 22 groups in a June 10 letter to congressional leadership.

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A nationwide survey of adult Medicaid enrollees will be conducted this fall. Results will identify state-specific and nationwide measures of health care access, barriers to care, satisfaction with providers, and patient experiences with Medicaid managed care and fee-for-service providers.

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HHS announced up to $300 million for community health centers through the 2014 expanded services supplemental funding opportunity. Proposals by eligible health centers are due July 1.

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Congress continues to address delays in care at VA medical centers. The Ways and Means Committee explores income verification for tax credit eligibility under the ACA, and the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee looks at incentives to develop new drugs and devices as well as health care access under the ACA.

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Journal articles from the March and April editions of the New England Journal of Medicine explore issues including the usefulness of surgical safety checklists, the importance of promoting financial stewardship, and the impact of Medicaid cost sharing.

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America’s Essential Hospitals released a policy brief June 2 announcing its support for provider-sponsored premium assistance, which the association believes is a logical extension of members' work and facilitates the availability of affordable health care for all.

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America's Essential Hospitals describes how provider-supplemented premium assistance for enrollees in the health insurance marketplaces strengthens the marketplaces and furthers the goals of the Affordable Care Act.

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Government relations staff will share their experiences with Medicaid expansion, including challenges and best practices

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The Ways and Means Committee reviewed hospital issues as part of the Medicare Program. Two Louisiana delegates urged CMS to accept nonprofit-provided premium assistance. The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing featuring Secretary Shinseki.

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Boston Medical Center physicians can now prescribe subsidized annual memberships to Hubway, Boston's bike-sharing program. Through the program, enrollees pay $5 for an annual membership compared to the normal cost of $85 and are allowed unlimited rides that last 60 minutes or less.

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CMS has developed several resources to help hospitals implement presumptive eligibility, including model agreements between the state and hospitals, a model training template for states, a model application for hospitals, and FAQs.

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Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden moves SGR bill to the floor under controversy, as there are still no agreed-upon ways to pay for the legislation. The Energy and Commerce Oversight subcommittee will look at the impact of psychiatric inpatient treatment capacity on resources and access.

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Government relations experts from essential hospitals shared strategies they have used to move their state toward Medicaid expansion

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America’s Essential Hospitals submitted comments Nov. 25 on the Basic Health Program proposed rule.

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Rule proposes standardized, transparent process for assured access to Medicaid services in states

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Oct. 28 letter notes that hospitals have faced more than $95 billion in cuts over the past three years

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Held nearly 100 meetings, educated Congress about work to ensure patient access to high quality care

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The program also streamlined care by implementing electronic health records

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Siegel, Gremminger highlighted the importance of delaying, reconsidering scheduled Medicaid DSH cuts

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Highlighted essential hospitals’ work to address health disparities, improve quality of care for all patients

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Documents provide answers on coverage and enrollment

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Effort to include focus on care provided to vulnerable populations

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Grants go to 105 organizations that will serve as navigators in states with federally facilitated exchanges

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Get Covered America aims to raise awareness about plan choices under Affordable Care Act

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Plans must meet standards for quality measures, improvement strategies, consumer information

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Says new name reflects members' common purpose to serve all people, communities with essential services

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Recognizes work to promote well-being in minority communities, reduce disparities in care, and ensure access to care for all

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Notes appreciation of one-year DSH cut delay, but says provision comes at expense of funding later

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Commends president for commitment to "stable leadership" for programs that provide access to essential care services

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Calls decision to keep Medicaid off table in budget negotiations "welcome news" for the millions

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Cautions against more cuts that will harm access to care and shift costs to states, local governments, and taxpayers

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Association develops entitlement reform principles to guide possible future discussions around changes to the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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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.