Nick McLaughlin

Continuous Medicaid Coverage Ending—Hospitals and Patients Need to Prepare Now

In December, Congress passed legislation to begin decoupling Medicaid coverage protections under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) from the Public Health Emergency (PHE). These protections have required Medicaid to extend certain flexibilities—such as continuous health insurance coverage—in exchange for enhanced federal funding. While the PHE remains in effect, Medicaid continuous coverage has been …

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You Ask, We Answer: How Much Information Is Enough for Financial Assistance Approval?

By Nick McLaughlin Question: What are your best practices or procedures for patient cooperation to obtain the documents to qualify them for your Financial/Charity program?  Many times, a patient is denied not because they don’t qualify, but because they did not provide all the information we require with our application form. Also, what is the …

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AHA Releases 2022 – 2024 Strategic Plan – What’s on the Horizon for Hospitals?

By Nick McLaughlin Last week The American Hospital Association released their 3-year strategic plan (2022-2024), which outlines five areas of focus that they will be aligned with. The areas include helping hospitals to:  Provide Better Care and Greater Value  Ensure the Financial Stability of Hospitals and Health Systems  Enhance Public Trust and Confidence in Hospitals …

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