The Health of Safety-Net Hospitals: How are They Faring? What's the Outlook?
The Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund discusses the critical role of safety-net hospitals in providing care to vulnerable populations. Panelists will explore such questions as: Who does the safety-net system currently serve and how will this patient mix change as the health reform law plays out? How are safety-net hospitals faring in the current economic environment and how are they altering the way they provide care? How are states and safety-net systems planning for the challenges and opportunities presented under PPACA when its major provisions become effective, starting in 2014 ? What are some policy options for sustaining financial viability of safety-net hospitals in the short-term and long-term?The panel is co-moderated by Ed Howard and Pamela Riley of Commonwealth.
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Speakers for this session:
The panel was moderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance and Pamela Riley of The Commonwealth Fund.
Patrick Conway, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Billy Millwee, Texas Medicaid Director
Arthur Gianelli, NuHealth System, Nassau County, NY
Deborah Bachrach, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Q and A