Allan Baumgarten

Documents & Publications

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Capital Investment by Detroit-Area Providers

Michigan regulates the supply of medical facilities and services through the Certificate of Need (CON) process. Among the activities subject to CON review are construction of new medical facilities, starting certain new services, acquisition of major pieces of equipment, and transfers of ownership. Michigan’s original CON law was enacted in…

Changes in Payer Mix and Net Income for Detroit-Area Hospitals

The Affordable Care Act expanded health insurance coverage in three significant ways: by increasing eligibility for Medicaid, mandating that individuals have insurance coverage, and providing subsidies to make insurance more affordable. In Michigan, data from the most recent Current Population Survey shows that the percentage of the population without insurance…

Financial Impact of Medicaid Expansion for Health Plans

Michigan accepted the opportunity to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, and the Healthy Michigan program began enrolling recipients in April 2014. Enrollment quickly grew to 600,000 persons with household incomes up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level. The expansion population generally comprised single adults without children.…

Provider Payment Trends and Strategies in the Detroit Area

A key element of the Affordable Care Act has been promoting changes in the way Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers pay hospitals, physicians, and others for the health care services they provide. When the era of managed care began more than 30 years ago, health insurers moved away from the…