National Association of Urban Hospitals

National Association of Urban Hospitals The National Association of Urban Hospitals advocates adequate support and financing for the private, non-profit urban safety-net hospitals that serve America's needy urban communities

The National Association of Urban Hospitals was launched in 1993 by a group of hospital executives who recognized that private, non-profit urban safety-net hospitals have distinct needs and face unique challenges that deserve their own strong, united voice in the policy deliberations that affect such providers in Washington, D.C. A membership organization, the association's mission is to advocate adequate support and financing for the private, non-profit urban safety-net hospitals that serve America's needy urban communities. In addition to being urban, private, and non-profit urban safety-net hospitals typically are characterized by the significant proportions of elderly and low-income patients they see - patients insured by Medicare, by Medicaid, or not at all.

Medicare Readmissions Again DownOne component of the Affordable Care Act appears to be having a clear effect: the fight ...
12/11/2013
Medicare Readmissions Again Down

Medicare Readmissions Again Down

One component of the Affordable Care Act appears to be having a clear effect: the fight against avoidable Medicare readmissions. The Medicare readmissions rate, 19 percent before Medicare introduced its hospital …

CMS Seeks to Slow “Meaningful Use” TimetableThe federal government has proposed extending the deadlines for health c...
12/10/2013
CMS Seeks to Slow “Meaningful Use” Timetable

CMS Seeks to Slow “Meaningful Use” Timetable

The federal government has proposed extending the deadlines for health care providers to demonstrate “meaningful use” of health information technology and receive supplemental Medicare and Medicaid …

Enough Docs to Go Around?With nine million people expected to enroll in Medicaid in the coming year, questions are arisi...
12/02/2013
Enough Docs to Go Around?

Enough Docs to Go Around?

With nine million people expected to enroll in Medicaid in the coming year, questions are arising about whether there will be enough physicians to serve them. Across the country there has long been a shortage of physicians, …

Enrolling Homeless in Medicaid Poses Challenges, Offers HopeEnrolling the homeless in Medicaid poses numerous logistical...
11/26/2013
Enrolling Homeless in Medicaid Poses Challenges, Offers Hope

Enrolling Homeless in Medicaid Poses Challenges, Offers Hope

Enrolling the homeless in Medicaid poses numerous logistical challenges for government, providers, and caregivers but also offers the prospect of improving the lives of those who gain …

Urban Hospitals Taking Matters Into Their Own HandsIn the nation’s largest city, hospitals are not waiting for their u...
11/22/2013
Urban Hospitals Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

Urban Hospitals Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

In the nation’s largest city, hospitals are not waiting for their uninsured patients to figure out if they qualify for Medicaid or subsidized health insurance; they are leading those patients …

Safety-Net Hospitals Bear Brunt of Medicare PenaltiesHospitals that serve the largest proportion of low-income patients ...
11/21/2013
Safety-Net Hospitals Bear Brunt of Medicare Penalties

Safety-Net Hospitals Bear Brunt of Medicare Penalties

Hospitals that serve the largest proportion of low-income patients are suffering the greatest financial penalties under Medicare’s value-based purchasing program. Collectively, hospitals that …

Not Enough Residency Slots to Go AroundWhile medical schools are rising to the challenge an anticipated future physician...
11/15/2013
Not Enough Residency Slots to Go Around

Not Enough Residency Slots to Go Around

While medical schools are rising to the challenge an anticipated future physician shortage by turning out more graduates than ever, the nation’s system of medical residencies is not keeping pace, leaving some …

Trend of Hospital Closings Likely to ContinueThe number of hospitals in the U.S. has been declining for many years and t...
11/14/2013
Trend of Hospital Closings Likely to Continue

Trend of Hospital Closings Likely to Continue

The number of hospitals in the U.S. has been declining for many years and that decline is expected to continue in the future, driven by a combination of health care economics, demographic trends, and …

ACA Drives Rise in Medicaid EnrollmentWhile some aspects of implementation of the Affordable Care Act continue to strugg...
11/13/2013
ACA Drives Rise in Medicaid Enrollment

ACA Drives Rise in Medicaid Enrollment

While some aspects of implementation of the Affordable Care Act continue to struggle with technical problems, one aspect is moving ahead effectively: enrollment in Medicaid is on the rise. More than 400,000 …

MedPAC Hints at Shared Risk for Medicare ACOsThe independent agency that advises Congress on Medicare payment issues is ...
11/12/2013
MedPAC Hints at Shared Risk for Medicare ACOs

MedPAC Hints at Shared Risk for Medicare ACOs

The independent agency that advises Congress on Medicare payment issues is interested in seeing Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) share the financial risk associated with serving their …

CMS Offers Guidance on Medicare “Two-Midnight Rule”The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published ...
11/08/2013
CMS Offers Guidance on Medicare “Two-Midnight Rule”

CMS Offers Guidance on Medicare “Two-Midnight Rule”

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an FAQ to give providers guidance on the application of its so-called two-midnight rule governing when certain medical situations …

Future Doc Shortage Overstated?A new study suggests that the Affordable Care Act may not lead to the shortage of primary...
11/07/2013
Future Doc Shortage Overstated?

Future Doc Shortage Overstated?

A new study suggests that the Affordable Care Act may not lead to the shortage of primary care physicians previously anticipated. According to a new study by the RAND Corporation, earlier projections were based on …

Congress Could Be Closing in on Medicare “Doc Fix”The leaders of key congressional committees have agreed on a new a...
11/04/2013
Congress Could Be Closing in on Medicare “Doc Fix”

Congress Could Be Closing in on Medicare “Doc Fix”

The leaders of key congressional committees have agreed on a new approach to paying doctors for caring for Medicare patients that would eliminate the sustainable growth rate formula, prevent the …

Enrollment in Medicaid is StrongWhile the well-documented shortcomings of the healthcare.gov web site are causing proble...
10/31/2013
Enrollment in Medicaid is Strong

Enrollment in Medicaid is Strong

While the well-documented shortcomings of the healthcare.gov web site are causing problems for the insurance expansion component of the Affordable Care Act, the Medicaid expansion aspect of that law appears to be …

NAUH Asks Budget Conferees Not to Cut Medicare, MedicaidAs the congressional budget conference committee begins work, th...
10/29/2013
NAUH Asks Budget Conferees Not to Cut Medicare, Medicaid

NAUH Asks Budget Conferees Not to Cut Medicare, Medicaid

As the congressional budget conference committee begins work, the National Association of Urban Hospitals (NAUH) has asked the committee’s members to protect urban safety-net hospitals from …

Budget Talks Could Focus on SequestrationUpcoming federal budget talks may very well focus on addressing what are percei...
10/28/2013
Budget Talks Could Focus on Sequestration

Budget Talks Could Focus on Sequestration

Upcoming federal budget talks may very well focus on addressing what are perceived to be the more damaging cuts resulting from sequestration – the two percent across-the-board cut in federal spending …

Quantity vs. Quality: Hospitals Look to the FutureHospitals are increasingly seeing a future in which they are paid more...
10/22/2013
Quantity vs. Quality: Hospitals Look to the Future

Quantity vs. Quality: Hospitals Look to the Future

Hospitals are increasingly seeing a future in which they are paid more for the quality of the care they provide to their patients than for the quantity of services they deliver. This change has been …

Millions to Fall Into Coverage GapMore than five million adult Americans will fall into the Affordable Care Act’s Supr...
10/17/2013
Millions to Fall Into Coverage Gap

Millions to Fall Into Coverage Gap

More than five million adult Americans will fall into the Affordable Care Act’s Supreme Court-created coverage gap in states that have chosen not to expand their Medicaid programs. In those 26 states, adults whom …

Senate Committee Talks Entitlement Reform (Cuts)Higher Medicare Part B and Part D premiums for wealthier beneficiaries. ...
10/15/2013
Senate Committee Talks Entitlement Reform (Cuts)

Senate Committee Talks Entitlement Reform (Cuts)

Higher Medicare Part B and Part D premiums for wealthier beneficiaries. Reduced Medicare bad debt reimbursement. Raising the Medicare eligibility age. Reducing the scope of Medigap policies. These …

An Urban Safety-Net ACOIn the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, ten federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) joined forces to...
10/11/2013
An Urban Safety-Net ACO

An Urban Safety-Net ACO

In the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, ten federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) joined forces to create an accountable care organization (ACO) as part of a Medicaid demonstration program. Together, the FQHCs assumed full …

Health Insurance Expansion to Leave Millions BehindThe Supreme Court decision that gave individual states the right to d...
10/07/2013
Health Insurance Expansion to Leave Millions Behind

Health Insurance Expansion to Leave Millions Behind

The Supreme Court decision that gave individual states the right to decide whether to expand their Medicaid programs as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act will result in millions of Americans …

“Two-Midnight Rule” Put on HoldMedicare has temporarily shelved its most recent attempt to help hospitals differenti...
10/01/2013
“Two-Midnight Rule” Put on Hold

“Two-Midnight Rule” Put on Hold

Medicare has temporarily shelved its most recent attempt to help hospitals differentiate between inpatient and observation care. Under the new rule, which was to have taken effect on October 1, patients who were …

CMS Proposes Basic Health ProgramThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has unveiled a proposal to establish...
09/26/2013
CMS Proposes Basic Health Program

CMS Proposes Basic Health Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has unveiled a proposal to establish what it is calling a “Basic Health Program” that gives states “the option to establish a health benefits coverage program for …

Could ACA Increase ER Use?While the Affordable Care Act seeks to bring health insurance to more people, the reform law a...
09/24/2013
Could ACA Increase ER Use?

Could ACA Increase ER Use?

While the Affordable Care Act seeks to bring health insurance to more people, the reform law also may drive up use of hospital emergency rooms. A new study of emergency room utilization in California has found that a …

CMS Finalizes Medicaid DSH CutsThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final Medicaid disproport...
09/19/2013
CMS Finalizes Medicaid DSH Cuts

CMS Finalizes Medicaid DSH Cuts

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final Medicaid disproportionate share (Medicaid DSH) regulation that cuts federal spending on Medicaid DSH $500 million in FY 2014 and $600 million in FY …

More Than Better Pay Needed to Lure Docs to MedicaidPrimary care physicians want more than better reimbursement as an in...
09/17/2013
More Than Better Pay Needed to Lure Docs to Medicaid

More Than Better Pay Needed to Lure Docs to Medicaid

Primary care physicians want more than better reimbursement as an inducement to serve more Medicaid patients. They also want simpler administrative procedures, faster payment, and lower costs …

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