Streamline Eligibility to Offset Reduced Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Program Payments
Director, Patient Accounting
Slidell Memorial Hospital
District Manager of Operations
Chamberlin Edmonds, an Emdeon company
To subsidize the cost of care provided to uninsured patients, many charitable and safety-net hospitals receive funds through Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) programs. According to the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Medicaid could see up to 15 million new enrollees by 20191 due to changes in eligibility guidelines outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since the number of uninsured and underinsured will fall dramatically beginning in 2014, the PPACA will likely decrease the amount of DSH payments distributed2. With this influx of newly eligible patients who will qualify, but who are not automatically enrolled in the program, hospitals need to streamline their eligibility and enrollment processes in order to secure payments for reimbursable care and balance possible reductions in DSH payments.
In this session, Slidell Memorial Hospital will share strategies providers can use to streamline Medicaid eligibility and enrollment at their organization to maximize revenue.
After This Webinar You'll Be Able To:
- Identify the myriad of changes to Medicaid eligibility guidelines.
- Estimate the number of patients in your community who will be newly eligible for Medicaid
- Identify where your state currently stands since each state's decision to participate is determined by federal and state leadership
Tools and Takeaways
- Develop a strategic plan for your organization, which includes optimizing the Medicaid eligibility and enrollment processes for your patient population.
CFOs, finance and revenue cycle management professionals within hospitals and health systems, patient accounting and revenue cycle leaders, revenue integrity and patient access leaders in hospitals
HFMA members: Free
Note: This on-demand webinar is available until April 30, 2014.