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AHA to CMS: Continue Funding ACA Cost-Sharing Reductions

July 17, 2017 - CMS should continue to fund the cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) that keep the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces relatively stable, the American Hospital Association (AHA) said in a comment letter. AHA asserts that should the government discontinue the funding, Americans making more than 400 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) will be priced out of having coverage, even though...


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AHA Condemns CMS Rule for Medicaid Third-Party DSH Payments

by Thomas Beaton

The American Hospital Association expressed “deep disappointment” about a CMS final rule that will only include uncompensated care costs for covered Medicaid services in the calculation of hospital-specific DSH limits.   The...

Healthcare Leaders Air Concerns about NQF SDS Trial Period

by Thomas Beaton

A group of healthcare organizations wrote a letter to the National Quality Forum (NQF) calling for a one-year extension of the Sociodemographic (SDS) Trial Period that evaluates how social factors impact a hospital's or provider’s ability...

Bill Would Make Health Insurance Liable for Antitrust Laws

by Thomas Beaton

Proposed legislation supported by the American Hospital Association passed the House Judiciary Committee earlier that if approved by Congress make health insurance companies liable for anti-competitive business practices. The Competitive Health...

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