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Report on Public Health and Health Care

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has published a report summarizing its February workshop that explored the relationship between public health and health care. According to the IOM, the workshop … was designed to discuss and describe the elements of successful collaboration between health care and public health organizations and professionals; reflect on the five principles of primary care–public health integration (which can be applied more broadly to the health care–public health relationship): shared goals, community engagement, aligned leadership, sustainability, and data and analysis; and explore the “elephants in the room” when public health and health care interact: what are the [&hellip

CMS Issues Guidance on Medicaid Managed Care Rate-Setting

The federal government has provided new guidance to states concerning how to ensure that the rates they pay Medicaid managed care organizations are adequate. While federal law has long required that such rates be “actuarially sound,” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which issued the draft guidance, has released new guidance to advise states about the information it seeks to ensure that proposed rates are truly actuarially sound. The guidance notes that CMS will follow three principles when evaluating proposed rates to be paid to Medicaid managed care organizations. The capitation rates are reasonable and comply with all [&hellip

NAUH Comments on Proposed Medicare Regulation (Part 4 of 4)

On April 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a 1500-page draft regulation detailing how it proposed paying hospitals for the inpatient care they provide to their Medicare patients in FY 2016 and invited comment on its proposal from stakeholders and interested parties. On June 12, the National Association of Urban Hospitals provided its written comments in a letter to CMS. This week NAUH presents those comments in this space: Monday: Medicare DSH Tuesday: Hospital inpatient rates Yesterday: the hospital readmissions reduction program Today: short hospital stays and outliers Short Hospital Stays NAUH appreciates the recent actions [&hellip

NAUH Comments on Proposed Medicare Regulation (Part 3 of 4)

On April 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a 1500-page draft regulation detailing how it proposed paying hospitals for the inpatient care they provide to their Medicare patients in FY 2016 and invited comment on its proposal from stakeholders and interested parties. On June 12, the National Association of Urban Hospitals provided its written comments in a letter to CMS. This week NAUH presents those comments in this space: Monday: Medicare DSH Yesterday: Hospital inpatient rates Today: the hospital readmissions reduction program Tomorrow: short hospital stays and outliers Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program NAUH is disappointed that [&hellip

NAUH Comments on Proposed Medicare Regulation (Part 2 of 4)

On April 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a 1500-page draft regulation detailing how it proposed paying hospitals for the inpatient care they provide to their Medicare patients in FY 2016 and invited comment on its proposal from stakeholders and interested parties. On June 12, the National Association of Urban Hospitals provided its written comments in a letter to CMS. This week NAUH presents those comments in this space: Yesterday: Medicare DSH Today: Hospital inpatient rates Tomorrow: the hospital readmissions reduction program Thursday: short hospital stays and outliers Hospital Inpatient Rates NAUH recognizes that some of [&hellip

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