Altruis Blog

Is your center ready for a spike in uninsured patients? Medicaid Work Requirements, Immigration and ACA changes are coming

Feb 6, 2019 1:02:02 PM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in FQHC, Medicaid, Medical Billing Service, RetroPay, Revenue Cycle Management, Billing Solutions

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The Trump administration couldn’t abolish the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but it did make significant changes to it and work requirements for Medicaid likely to reduce the availability of coverage or discourage enrollment. So, after years of declining uninsured rates, the U.S. saw coverage gains stall--and for some groups, even drop. That’s a key takeaway from The Uninsured and the ACA: A Primer, a 2019 report from the  Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). It provides information on how insurance has changed under the ACA, how many people remain uninsured, who they are and why they lack health coverage. We’re taking a look at what this means for our clients--and how Altruis can help.

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How the Right Technology Helps with Behavioral Health Diagnosis

Dec 11, 2018 2:27:33 PM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in Behavioral Health, behavioral health assessments, Chronic Care Management, Medical Billing Service, medicare chronic care management, Medicaid, PreValuate, Billing Solutions, HRSA, CMS

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The gradually maturing discipline of affective neuroscience is beginning to showcase emotion as much more than a simple reaction to stimuli. Biologists are beginning to accurately predict behavioral states from emotional databanks. Psychologists are collaborating with technologists and neurologists to define a new wave of behavioral health studies, and the results may affect us sooner than we think.

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CMS Regulatory Changes and Potential FQHC Impact

Nov 28, 2018 10:39:28 AM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in FQHC, Medicaid, medicare reimbursement, Medicare, Medical Billing Service, Billing Solutions, RHC, CMS, MACRA, HRSA

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Need another resolution for 2019? Probably not, but we have one for you anyway, and it’s important. We’re counseling our safety-net clients to pay closer attention to what’s going on with CMS.

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Where have all the children gone? Census undercounts render a million children invisible

Nov 8, 2018 3:18:38 PM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in Revenue Cycle Management, Medicaid, Billing Solutions

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Peek-a-boo. I don’t see you!

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For safety-net providers, Florida proves particularly challenging. It just may get worse.

Jul 27, 2018 4:18:44 PM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in Revenue Cycle Management, Medicaid, Medical Billing Service, RetroPay, Billing Solutions, RHC, FQHC

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It’s tough to be sick and poor and in Florida. It’s almost as tough to be a FQHC or CHC that serves the sick and poor in Florida.

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