Finding Solutions: Defining Allowable Costs for CAHs

Finding Solutions: Defining Allowable Costs for CAHs

October 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone
CAH Coalition

Join us on October 12th to learn about what we are doing to clarify the definition of allowable costs for CAHs. Paul Lee, Senior Partner at Strategic Health Care, will be discussing the bipartisan Critical Access and Rural Equity (CARE) Act, H.R. 3224.

The CARE Act legislation will ensure Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are able to maintain high-quality care in their rural communities by offering greater clarity to the definition of allowable costs. CAHs play a vital role providing access to inpatient and outpatient services, as well as 24-hour emergency health care, economic security, and jobs to frontier communities across the nation. CAHs act as safety-net providers and are critical to ensuring that rural communities have access to emergency medical treatment within the “critical hour.” Without CAHs, hundreds of thousands of Americans may lose or have limited access to essential care.

A clearer definition of allowable costs is absolutely necessary. The CARE Act would clarify the definition of CAH allowable costs to assure that patient- and physician-centered expenses are included as originally intended. The legislation would also clarify commonly cited auditor discrepancies and remove barriers to care by ensuring coverage of the most common diagnostic tests, health clinics, and physician recruitment and retention costs.

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