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December 18, 2017 (Cleveland)

Jarm Weighs in on Increase in Community Benefit



Crain's Quote Jarm on Proposed Cuts to MedicaidOn Sunday, Dec. 17, Crain’s Cleveland published an article on the increase in community benefit that hospitals have increasingly seen.

While many saw an increased number of insured patients access their systems, rarely does the coverage, especially Medicaid, cover the full cost of care. That shortfall is driving the increase in community benefit they report.

"Is that where we're seeing the biggest bucket? Yes," said Tim Jarm, president and CEO of The Center for Health Affairs. "Because of the expansion of Medicaid, patients who were traditionally self-pay charity care went (to) coverage with Medicaid, of which we're not getting paid cost."

To read the full Crain’s Cleveland piece on the recent increase in community benefit, click here.

Tweetable: Hospitals see increase in community benefit, according to @crainscleveland. Read what @neohospitals CEO Tim Jarm had to say on the topic.