There has been a lot of speculation over the weekend about a possible government shutdown. The question for healthcare providers remains: what will happen to Medicare, Medicaid, and other ACA related operations if there is a shutdown? Fortunately, funding for Medicare, Medicaid, and the ACA is mandatory and there will be no immediate impact for beneficiaries unless the shutdown continues for weeks. However, there may be delays for Social Security disability recipients who are applying for Medicare. There may also be delays in claims processing, audits, and administrative functions.
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