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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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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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Of particular interest to essential hospitals, CMS revised the Worksheet S-10, which hospitals use to report uncompensated care data.

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The deadline for hospitals to amend their Medicare cost report Worksheet S-10 for fiscal year 2014 is Sept. 30.

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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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Latest member profile from America's Essential Hospitals shows that, despite ACA coverage expansion, uncompensated costs remained high in 2014 at hospitals with many low-income and other vulnerable patients.

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New report from America's Essential Hospitals on the association's membership details average operating margin, patient health care coverage, physician training, inpatient and outpatient visits, and other key data.

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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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New group for members who want to take an active role in defending against Medicare disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payment cuts.

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Articles cover the ACA's Medicaid expansion, Medicaid shortfalls and community benefit funds, and the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions on Medicaid.

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Proposed renewals must be for demonstrations that are working effectively and have no major or complex policy changes. Certain waivers that use the enhanced FMAP are ineligible.

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The association will use the information gathered to advocate to policymakers the need to continue to support essential hospitals’ mission and service to their communities. This survey focuses on the first quarter of calendar year 2015. We will use aggregate information only.

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This survey remains especially important in light of recent media coverage that has suggested the need for essential hospitals and the funding to support them may no longer be necessary. Responses due July 24.

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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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America's Essential Hospitals is conducting this member survey to capture the impact of the ACA coverage expansion on essential hospitals.

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The survey focuses on uncompensated care and utilization during the last two quarters of CYs 2013 and 2014. It aims to capture the impact of ACA coverage expansion on essential hospitals.

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America's Essential Hospitals' annual report also shows members maintain high-quality, patient satisfaction even with financial hurdles

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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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The association extended the survey deadline to continue to gather information on members' uncompensated care post-ACA.

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The association launched this survey Nov. 10 to capture the impact of the ACA coverage expansion on essential hospitals.

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Essential hospitals face barriers in providing care to immigrant populations. They must find unique ways to address the complexity surrounding immigration status for their patients.

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The survey aims to capture the impact of ACA coverage expansion and add to association advocacy efforts with timely information on members' uncompensated care.

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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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The definition would be used for determining Medicaid DSH costs. Association urges policy that accurately captures the actual burden of uncompensated care, particularly before DSH cuts and recoupment based on DSH audits begin.

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A recent study found that planned reductions in Medicaid DSH payments and ongoing inflation in health care costs will cause debilitating gaps in funding for essential hospitals. Expected system costs to states that do not expand Medicaid will be exacerbated by continued uncompensated care costs and no additional Medicaid funds to offset them.

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U.S. hospitals provided $45.9 billion in uncompensated care in 2012, survey shows

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

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Millions of vulnerable patients "in a terrible bind" with no access to expanded coverage, billions less in funding for their care

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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

Learn more about the name change »