TX hospital chief optimistic about leading Medicaid project
If David Lopez is feeling the heat, he doesn't let on. As CEO of one of the nation's largest public health systems and leader of a multibillion-dollar project with the potential to change the way Texans get medical care, Lopez is under new scrutiny from his peers. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission tapped Lopez to oversee the creation of a regional plan, part of a complicated project known as the Medicaid 1115 waiver, intended to determine who gets paid—and how much—for providing charity care. Hospitals that historically have received the most federal money for treating people without health insurance are not guaranteed to do so under the new rules.
- Anthem Blue Cross, 7 CA Health Systems Create New Challenger, Business Model
- Data Points to Boom in Private HIX
- Few Winners Among MSSP Participants
- Technology Lights Up Health Innovation Forum
- EHR Systems 'Immature, Costly,' AMA Says
- Interstate Medical Licensure Effort Advances
- Hospitals and doctors fail patients by passing the buck on insurance rules
- A new way insurers are shifting costs to the sick
- NCQA Releases Annual Health Plan Rankings
- Malnourishment 'Epidemic' Plagues Hospitals? Really?