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Advocacy & Research
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.
June 2016
In response to a Pennsylvania Department of Human Services published notice of its intention to establish a Medicaid fee-for-service payment policy for hospital observation services, SNAP writes to the department expressing concern about the proposed observation rate, the manner in which the state proposes financing such payments, and other matters.
February 2016
In response to Pennsylvania Insurance Department proposal to enact balance billing legislation, SNAP writes to the state’s insurance commissioner to outline its concerns about the proposed bill and to offer its own ideas on how best to address this health policy challenge.
June 2015
SNAP urges the state to improve HealthChoices by encouraging collaboration between participating managed care organizations, hospitals, and other providers and by financing such innovation with the help of a Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments (DSRIP) program.