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How States and Hospitals Benefit From Medicaid Expansion

Apr 22, 2019 7:03:00 AM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in Behavioral Health, medicare reimbursement, RetroPay, Revenue Cycle Management, Medicaid, News, CMS, HRSA, medicaid eligible, medicaid eligibility

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Medicaid expansion has helped safety net clinics stay afloat, reach more patients and reduce uncompensated care. That’s important to remember as the Trump administration again tries to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and as state and local leaders move ahead with efforts to limit--perhaps even undermine--Medicaid. Will Medicaid Expansion be repealed? If Trump has his way then it certainly will. 

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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, RetroPay, Revenue Cycle Management, Medicaid, Medical Billing Service, 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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Update: Medicaid waivers and expanding care by collecting on self-pay balances

Oct 16, 2018 3:06:17 PM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in FQHC, RetroPay, Medicaid, Medical Billing Service

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Don’t let the Kentucky case fool you. Medicaid waivers aren’t going anywhere. And they will likely include onerous work requirements and prohibit retroactive enrollment.

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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 FQHC, RetroPay, Revenue Cycle Management, Medicaid, Medical Billing Service, RHC, Billing Solutions

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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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The Medicaid work requirement will mean more uncompensated care

Jun 19, 2018 2:29:43 PM / by Chris Caspar, CEO posted in RetroPay, Revenue Cycle Management, Medicaid, Medical Billing Service

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If you don’t think about it too hard, it may make sense: Require able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work. So the Trump Administration policy that allows states to revoke Medicaid coverage from certain adult Medicaid enrollees who don’t meet employment requirements may seem sound.

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