Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Hospital Revenue Cycle Management

With the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare, some states have invariably adapted the expansion of Medicaid to accommodate more people and provide a quality healthcare services. This means that the eligibility for Medicaid, for some, has become a lot easier, especially for those whose yearly income falls under the coverage gap.

The Paradox of Medicaid Expansion

The Medicaid expansion has been both lauded and criticized by opposing parties who are still arguing on the possible effects the ACA on the business of healthcare services. On one hand, the increasing number of those who visit hospitals and other various healthcare providers can only spell a better hospital revenue cycle management for the facilities located in states that adopted the Medicaid expansion.

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