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ACA is big boost to bottom line of safety net hospitals

The Affordable Care Act is restoring health to the bottom lines of safety net hospitals, according to USA Today.

Safety-net hospitals, unions fight reimbursement disparities

Steward Health Care System, which owns several safety nets, and Local 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East yesterday launched the Massachusetts Healthcare Equality and Affordability League to fight payment inequalities that favor a handful high-cost wealthy Boston hospitals.

Care quality linked to patient population, illness severity

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers found patient population, rather than a hospital's resources (defined as Medicaid burden), best predicts quality outcomes for pediatric patients, according to the study in this month's Pediatrics.

Safety net finances to worsen with ACA

Safety-net hospitals that receive generous public subsidies will experience significant financial reversals if they do not change their business practices prior to the Affordable Care Act taking effect in 2014, according to a Commonwealth Fund study.

Safety nets provide quality care despite financial burdens

Although safety-net hospitals face financial pressures to treat large numbers of uninsured and low-income patients, quality of care doesn't suffer, according to a study published in the August Health Affairs.

Public hospitals: Not expanding Medicaid will be a 'disaster'

The decision to keep Medicaid rolls as-is, and forgo expansion as allowed under health reform would be devastating for safety-net hospitals and patients, Bruce Siegel, M.D., President and CEO of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems said.

Safety nets ask state for limited enrollees to curb Medicaid costs

A group of safety-net hospitals that serve Chicago's vulnerable populations proposed a plan that will cut Medicaid spending by $1.4 billion, reported Crain's Chicago Business. In particular, the

Report: Safety-net hospitals need targeted, more Medicaid payments

As safety-net hospitals across the country worry about reimbursement cuts, a new report from the Commonwealth Fund offers strategies to help safety nets continue to treat poor and uninsured patients.

Safety-net hospitals under threat with reimbursement cuts

With federal proposals to target hospital payments, John Haupert, president and CEO of Atlanta's Grady Health System--Georgia's biggest safety-net hospital--said the change could potentially have a

No difference in safety-net length of stay

Despite arguments that safety-net emergency departments are at an inherit disadvantage, a new Journal of the American Medical Association study found that there's little difference in length of stay