Hospital Financial Assistance

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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Webinar on Demand: How Rural Hospitals can Leverage Financial Assistance Programs for Financial Stability

A new report from the AHA revealed that more than 130 rural hospitals have closed over the past decade—with 19 closures in 2020. Why? It’s become unaffordable to keep doors open. The majority of patients within rural America are insured through Medicare and Medicaid, which reimburse less than half the cost of providing services. That, …

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5 Ways to Reduce the Stigma Around Hospital Charity Care  

According to a 2022 study from Kaiser Family Foundation, 100 million people in America are saddled with medical debt. Financial challenges, stemming from an inability to pay for critical healthcare services, add additional hardships on those trying to heal from illness. Financial assistance and charity programs exist at nonprofit hospitals but are frequently underutilized. Why? …

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Raising America’s Healthcare Grade—and the Affordability and Accessibility of Care  

We received America’s Report Card on the U.S. healthcare system and it’s not good. Consumers are not impressed. When it comes to healthcare in America—high marks are in short supply. The 2022 West Health-Gallup Report revealed that 44% of Americans give the U.S. healthcare system a poor or failing grade. The top two reasons? Affordability …

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Webinar on Demand: Laws that Govern Financial Assistance in Healthcare—Stay Up to Date

Join us for a deep dive into the federal laws that govern financial assistance programs and charity care across the U.S. and learn about emerging technology and new approaches that can help you run more efficient patient-centered financial assistance programs. We’ll cover: The Affordable Care Act’s 501(r) CMS Medicare Bad Debt reimbursement rules  National Health Service Corps charity care requirements How state governments …

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The Top 3 Reasons Why Streamlined Financial Assistance Should be the Next Big Initiative for Nonprofit Hospitals 

Over the past ten years, we’ve seen unimaginable developments in cancer treatment, robotics, cardiology—and the list goes on. But there’s still an area that nonprofit hospitals haven’t yet perfected—financial assistance programs. Streamlined financial assistance programs should be the next big initiative for nonprofit hospitals in the U.S.