The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released two rules, one final and one proposed, to address eligibility and appeals processes for the Medicaid and CHIP programs. The final rule completes the agency’s work related to appeals, notices and Medicaid eligibility changes under the Affordable Care Act. Among the many provisions, the rule would provide pregnant women with continuous eligibility for pregnancy related services until the end of the month of the post-partum period. It also would provide continuous eligibility for hospitalized children through the end of the inpatient stay if he/she would otherwise lose eligibility due to age. The final rule takes effect Jan. 20. The proposed rule includes provisions to align the eligibility appeals processes between the Health Insurance Marketplaces and Medicaid, such as allowing Medicaid beneficiaries the same fair hearing appeals time frame allowed individuals through the Marketplaces. Comments are due on the proposed rule by Jan. 30.
AHA letter to Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi expressing strong support for House passage of H.R.1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act.
Parkview Hospital is one of the oldest – and only remaining – nonprofit hospitals in northeast Indiana. Parkview has a long history of community engagement…
The Welcome Baby Program is part of a community network of programs that work together to provide supportive services to families with newborns.
Overview About eight out of 1,000 babies born in Delaware die before their first birthday, compared with a national rate of about six out
AHA Model Comment Letter on DHS Proposed Rule on Impact of Public Benefit Receipt on Immigration Status
The Department of Homeland Security’s recent proposed rule could limit legal immigrants’ future immigration status based on their receipt of public
Tom Nickels Executive Vice President American Hospital Association