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Communities rely on essential hospitals for trauma and other lifesaving care, physician training, emergency response, and other vital services. Essential hospitals, in turn, rely on policymakers for support to keep these services available to all. Learn more about this careful balance.

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Medicaid patients

As the Senate considers the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017, America’s Essential Hospitals and its more than 300 members urge lawmakers to protect low-income and other Americans who face financial challenges—and the hospitals on which they rely.

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Medicaid patients

MACPAC's report to Congress touts potential of DSRIP programs to transform Medicaid reimbursement and improve health outcomes, also addresses the challenge and calls for clear and consistent federal guidance.

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Medicaid patients

The study found that 5 percent of Medicaid-only enrollees consistently accounted for almost half of the total expenditures.

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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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Medicaid patients

The Supreme Court released its 5-4 decision in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child.

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Medicaid patients

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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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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Medicaid patients

Thirteen states received letters stating that enrollment and eligibility issues must be addressed.

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

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CMS is allowing consumers to enroll in the federally facilitated marketplace under a special enrollment period if they experienced life changes, exceptional circumstances, or technical problems with healthcare.gov. Coverage will be effective for 2014. HHS reported that 7.1 million people enrolled in health insurance through the marketplaces before the March 31 open enrollment deadline.

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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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Medicaid patients

On Jan. 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new resources for implementing hospital presumptive eligibility (PE), including frequently asked questions (FAQs). In the FAQs, CMS clarified that hospitals “may implement PE with the support of third party contractors.”

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Medicaid patients

Calls action "important step toward protecting access to vital health care and community services for millions"

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Fluctuating income can cause churn between Medicaid and marketplace coverage

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Medicaid patients

Health Affairs article questions availability of certain services to existing Medicaid enrollees

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Medicaid patients

House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee hearing intended to identify weaknesses, possible reforms

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Medicaid patients

Calls issue a particular focus for association in context of the vulnerable populations its members serve

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Agency accepts applications for Model 1 bundled payment initiative

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Plan outlines options for states to adopt delivery system reforms

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

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Report concludes that slowing Medicaid enrollment in 2012 reflected economic recovery

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Medicaid patients

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

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Medicaid patients

Says agreement averts severe economic hardships for nation, but puts essential health care for millions at risk

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Says agency guidance follows "letter and spirit of the law" and takes step toward significantly reducing uninsured

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One-year, federally supported project to study evidence-based best practices for improving maternal, infant health

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Medicaid patients

Groups say limiting crucial funding stream will shift costs onto states and hurt patients, providers

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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.