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Better Care, Improved Health & Reduced Costs: Maryland Reacts to the Affordable Care Act

Posted by admin on Aug 28, 2014 4:05:03 PM


Growth of HSA-Qualified High-Deductible Health Plan Enrollment: Source - AHIP Center for Policy & Research, 2005-2013 HSA/HDHP Census Reports
Percentage of Primary Insured: Source - Washington Post Wonkblog: Do you Understand Health Insurance? Most People Don't: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/08/do-you-understand-health-insurance-most-people-dont/
Maryland Quality-Based Payment Initiatives: Health Services Cost Review Commission: http://www.hscrc.state.md.us/init_qi.cfm

 Last week’s HFMA Maryland chapter event, The HealthCare “Three R’s”: Regulation – Reform – Reimbursement conference, shed light on the effects of the Affordable Care Act in Maryland, and how the local healthcare community is reacting to the reform.

Reasonable or Extraordinary? : Breaking down the new hospital regulations under the Affordable Care Act

Posted by admin on Aug 14, 2014 11:08:48 AM

 

Nonprofit hospitals in particular are feeling the strain of new regulations on top of increasing patient balances and stricter collection requirements. Deductibles are up nearly 40% from the average for an individually purchased plan before the health care reform, yet the Affordable Care Act requires nonprofit hospitals to follow “reasonable billing and collection requirements,” and to cease “extraordinary” debt collection. But what is considered “reasonable” or “extraordinary”? 

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