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Medicaid DSH

Today's reports of a draft policy brief describing how House Republicans would replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) raise significant concerns about whether the plan could protect the health of low-income and other struggling Americans.

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Medicaid DSH

If Congress fails to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a comparable plan, coverage losses and scheduled cuts to hospital funding would total up to $40.5 billion nationally for hospitals that fill a safety-net role, a new analysis shows.

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Attendees will hear about the current status of health care legislation, including efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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A memo instructs all executive departments and agencies to temporarily halt pending regulations until incoming department or agency heads can review them.

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MACPAC's recommendation is part of a larger package of suggestions meant to improve coverage for children in low- and moderate-income families.

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In this webinar we looked back at the 2016 advocacy landscape, discussed the progress we have made on key issues affecting essential hospitals, reviewed our interaction with the Trump transition team, and looked forward to 2017. Webinar Recording

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The letter was signed by America's Essential Hospital and 20 other national organizations.

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The notice contains state-specific, final FY 2014 disproportionate share hospital allotments, without reductions that would have been imposed under the ACA.

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Medicaid DSH
Medicaid DSH

Without Medicaid DSH payments, our members would have suffered a 6.21 percent loss in 2014. Congress should postpone DSH cuts until at least FY 2020.

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The rule would codify the interpretation that the calculation be based on uncompensated care costs for Medicaid beneficiaries not covered by another source.

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Aggregate data collected by the association will help inform advocacy on disproportionate share hospital payments and other funding support.

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Sarah Mutinsky will be covering the rules and challenges of financing non-federal Medicaid payments.

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Association thanks commission for "thoughtful and sobering analysis" of disproportionate share hospital funding, agrees with recommendation for better targeting.

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Medicaid DSH

The law also delays Medicaid DSH payment cuts for an additional year - until fiscal year 2018 - and extends CHIP funding for two years.

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Association praises Congress and the administration for replacing broken SGR, delaying DSH cuts an additional year, and extending CHIP funding

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The Senate will vote on the SGR measure after a two-week recess. Both chambers also passed budget legislation before adjourning.

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The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration. It remains unclear if the bill will garner enough support to quickly move through that chamber.

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DSH cuts would be eliminated in FY 2017, and DSH would be "rebased," extending cuts by one year, to 2025.

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Contact your lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committees to underscore the critical need for the 340B program. An update on the SGR package will be provided as more information is available.

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New association materials include messaging on Medicaid DSH, Medicare, risk adjustment for sociodemographic status, 340B, and more.

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The budget would extend Medicaid DSH cuts another year and reduce Medicare payments for outpatient services, medical education, and bad debt, among other threats to essential hospitals.

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Medicaid DSH

In a new policy brief, America's Essential Hospitals describes how billions of dollars in reductions to Medicaid and Medicare funding threaten care at essential hospitals.

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A district court has granted a preliminary injunction restricting HHS and CMS from altering the hospital-specific DSH limit without following notice-and-comment procedures.

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Agency reverts to position recommended by America's Essential Hospitals to define uninsured status at the service level for purposes of calculating DSH payments; sets Dec. 31 as start of new policy

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CMS returns to a pre-2008 definition of uninsured that includes whether a patient is covered for a particular service, among other changes.

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White House report a positive sign, but essential hospitals continue to face significant uncompensated care burden and looming cuts to disproportionate share hospitals payments

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Plans include evaluating potential data sources, constructing an operational model to estimate state-level DSH allocations, and consulting with stakeholders throughout the process.

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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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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.

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

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