After weeks of secret meetings, Senate Republicans have released a ‘discussion draft’ of their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and hope to rush the sweeping legislation to a Senate floor vote before the July 4 recess.
Senate Republicans, who have promised a repeal of the Affordable Care Act for seven years, took a major step on Thursday toward that goal, unveiling a bill to cut Medicaid deeply and end the health law’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance.
The current debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act is obscuring a more pedestrian reality. Just because a person is insured, it doesn’t mean he or she can actually afford their doctor, hospital, pharmaceutical, and other medical bills.
Revenue-cycle teams in healthcare are applying new approaches to tackle an old problem—claims denials—according to a pair of finance executives who participated in a recent HealthLeaders Media Roundtable event.