With a goal of saving taxpayers’ dollars and securing a better deal for the state, Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered the Ohio Department of Medicaid to rebid the state’s contracts with private health insurance companies manage health care dollars.
This article from @daytondailynews sheds light on this and more!
Though Congress is not obligated to incorporate such requests into actual policy, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has asked to reduce SNF funding by $2 billion in 2020.
See more on this from the @skilled_nursing article.
This year nursing homes should expect to see an increase of 6% in liability claims. This proving to be a big deal for LTC providers whose operating budget will be significantly impacted. This article from @mcknightsltcn details how this will affect them.
ACO’s currently have up to six years to avoid taking risk under the current Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). However, the “Pathways to Success” proposed by CMS would cut this timeframe to two years. See more on this in the article from @skilled_nursing.
New reports show that Medicare’s hospital readmission reduction program may be causing an increase in mortality. Also under fire, rewards and penalties based on quality measures, due to their focus on processes rather than outcomes. This article from @modrnhealthcr expounds on whether or not quality incentive programs are working.