Legislation

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: 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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How to Enact Effective Medical Debt Legislation   

See this article by Breez CEO Nick McLaughlin and Goodroot CEO Mike Waterbury as it appeared on Inside Sources, Smerconish and the Rapid City Journal. With rising inflation and a looming recession, the medical debt crisis in the U.S. is about to get worse. Americans currently owe over $140 billion on past-due medical bills, which is the No. 1 cause of bankruptcy in the country.