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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, 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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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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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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Aligning Chronic Care Management and the Revenue Cycle

Jun 27, 2017 9:01:38 AM / by Altruis posted in Revenue Cycle Management, Chronic Care Management

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[Altruis News: We recently partnered with Orb Health—read the full press release here.]

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