Wednesday, March 1, 2017

ACA Repeal, Medicaid Rollback, and the Importance of Revenue Cycle Management Services to Hospitals

With talks of an Obamacare repeal getting louder–and more certain–as Republican congressional leaders have promised under the new administration, uncertainties about the future of its many beneficiaries are raised as well.

Medicaid is just one of the systems that will be affected should the Repeal & Replace program finally take place. While the White House has given previous reassurance that Medicaid will not be cut off, the proposed restructuring could still end up doing exactly just that.

The Relevance of Medicaid Changes

Prior to the implementation of Obamacare, Medicaid was mostly availed of by pregnant women, parents, disabled, the elderly and low-income children. Under Obamacare, Medicaid was expanded to include individuals who would not otherwise have been able to afford private insurance, but also were not deemed low-income enough to qualify for Medicaid. Read more from this blog:

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