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Read the following article:

The Impact of the ACA's Medicaid Expansion on HUC Burden http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue...

Complete a detailed case study analysis of the given case, using the process described in Analyzing Strategic Health Care Cases in your course textbook Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations.

Your completed case study analysis report will include the following sections:

  • Executive summary
  • Key issues
  • Situational analysis
  • Strategy formulation
  • Recommendation
  • Implementation strategies
  • Benchmarks for success and contingency plans

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Running Head: AFFORDABLE CARE ACT’S MEDICAID EXPANSION
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Medicaid Expansion
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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT’S MEDICAID EXPANSION
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The purpose of this case study is to compare and contrast the changes in the Hospitals’
care burden in the states that have decided to expand the Medicaid to those that have not
adopted this strategy. Affordable Care Act focuses on reducing the number of uninsured
people, and this is, attained through the provision of affordable coverage options through
the Medicaid. Uncompensated care costs come about when health care services are
offered to a patient, but the patient is either unable to cater for the bills or is unwilling to
pay. It is also as a result of the charity care where we have hospitals taking the
responsibility of giving services to a patient who cannot cater for the bills.
The Medicaid expansion states experienced a significant drop in the uncompensated care
costs since this strategy is perfect and useful in compensating for the materials and
equipment used during the servicing. The hospitals that had a massive shortfall in the
budget were not to provide services to the low-income individuals and the uninsured ones
as per the Medicaid expansion. There were Safety Net Hospitals which are legalized I
offering treatment to patients without considering their insurance status. The Medicaid
expansion provided other programs such as the Disproportionate Share Hospital
programs which supported the Safety Net Hospitals. This is the program through which
the United States government gave funds to the hospitals that treated the indigent
patients.
However, there is uncertainty about the future of the Medicaid expansion where we may
have more nations embracing this strategy or have it eliminated by the legislation that is
to come.

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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT’S MEDICAID EXPANSION

The critical issues in this case study are as follows:
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To identify the trends in the uncompensated care burdens for hospitals in both the

expansion and non-expansion states.
The data used was from the Medicare Hospital cost, and the results were that there was a
decline of uncompensated expenses in the expanded states whereas, in the non-expanded
countries, there was no historical trend. This is a strategy that has improved the
conditions of the health care centers and has helped patients afford treatments. The
uncompensated care costs gradually reduced in the expansion states between 2013 and
2015 from 3.9 to 2.3 percent. Therefore, this Medicaid began to have positive effects that
benefited the hospitals that had vast amounts of uncompensated costs.
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Uncompensated care costs changes.

The uncompensated care costs for the Medicaid expansions states decline at a rate of 0.52
percent while the...


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