Hardship Causes

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Select a health care facility or service that would accept Medicaid.

Identify ways that Medicaid discounting can cause hardships on the type of facility that you selected.

Write a 800 word paper that explores how Medicaid participation has affected organizational finances and what can be done to reduce any loss incurred.

Cite 3 reputable references to support your assignment (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality).

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Running Head: MEDICAID HARDSHIPS

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MEDICAID HARDSHIPS

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Ways in which Medicaid causes

For this study, I chose a medium-sized hospital in Atlanta. The hospital accepts
patients under the Medicaid program in cases of outpatient and inpatient treatment. The
adoption of the Medicaid program can cause some hardships to the healthcare institution as
discussed below.
Medicaid requires specialized record-keeping for the healthcare facility (AdlerMilstein et al., 2015). Thus, the institution shall require additional employees with special
skills in IT to manage information systems within the hospital which shall increase the
operational cost. At the same time, the facility shall need to learn to operate with anticipated
revenue rather than cash at hand. The Medicaid cash reimbursement is known to take an
exceedingly long time.
There are records that the Medicaid patients require more time than the ordinary
patients (Jiang et al., 2016). One of the causes of such aspects is the increased paperwork
required under the Medicaid. Thus, the doctors will prefer to treat other patients and
impassionately serve the Medicaid patients. Such an aspect threatens the reputation of the
healthca...


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