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August 2017
In response to a request from the House Ways and Means Committee’s Health Subcommittee for suggestions from stakeholders on ways to improve the delivery of Medicare services and eliminate statutory and regulatory obstacles to more effective care delivery, SNAP asks Congress to permit states to monitor Medicaid disproportionate share payments (Medicaid DSH) to hospitals using state prospective DSH limit calculations rather than requiring retroactive DSH audits.
June 2017
SNAP was among 27 Pennsylvania health care organizations to send a joint letter to senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey pointing out aspects of the House-passed American Health Care Act that could jeopardize access to care for medically vulnerable Pennsylvanians.
May 2017
SNAP joins 13 other groups in writing to members of the state’s congressional delegation to warn about shortcomings in the American Health Care Act.
September 2016
SNAP objects to the manner in which the federal government proposes changing how it treats payments from Medicare and third-party payers made on behalf of Medicaid-eligible individuals when calculating eligible hospitals’ Medicaid DSH payments. In its letter, SNAP notes that the proposed methodology contradicts congressional intent and is harmful to Pennsylvania’s safety-net hospitals.
June 2016
The Safety-Net Association of Pennsylvania asks the General Assembly to restore all funding for Medicaid OB/NICU, burn center, and critical access hospital payments and not to increase current hospital assessments.