News and Bulletins
The Hilltop Institute periodically posts news items and issues electronic bulletins to disseminate information about Hilltop activities and publications. Below are the three most recent. Go to the News and Bulletin Archive, below, to view previous posts.
Bulletin: IRS Issues Final Rules for Charitable Hospitals under the Affordable Care Act
On December 31, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published final rules implementing the “Additional Requirements for Charitable Hospitals” section of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These rules relate to tax-exempt hospitals’ community health needs assessments (CHNAs); financial assistance policies (FAPs); and hospital charges, billing, and collection practices.
Read the Bulletin for a summary of the rules.
On December 5, 2014, Hilltop, together with the UMBC Department of Public Policy, the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, CareFirst, and LifeBridge Health, sponsored a public policy forum describing how hospitals and health care providers in Maryland are adapting to the new all-payer model, and the likely effect on the populations that hospitals serve. Click here for the program and presentations.
Hilltop Presents to National Association of State Head Injury Administrators
Hilltop Senior Policy Analyst Stephanie Cannon-Jones, MPP, gave a presentation at the 25th Annual State of the States in Head Injury Conference on October 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. Cannon-Jones’ presentation, Medicaid Expenditures for Persons with Brain Injury while Residing in a Nursing Facility, described the key findings of a study that examined Medicaid expenditures and service utilization patterns of Maryland Medicaid-eligible beneficiaries with a brain injury diagnosis who resided in nursing facilities.