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Medicaid Block Grants and the Prospective Effect on Providers
10/9/2017

Medicaid Block Grants and the Prospective Effect on Providers

Obamacare repeal has become a zombie. It won’t die, but it’s not exactly living either. The fact that it won’t completely die is telling, however, and signals that the possibility of repeal will likely linger as an issue through the next several election cycles. Of the many difficult aspects of reforming health care, perhaps the most debated is what to do with Medicaid spending and block grant proposals. And no matter what form the zombie resurfaces in down the road, be it repeal or reform, there will be big questions regarding the future of Medicaid. Below, we take a close look at Medicaid spending trends and detail what recent block grant proposals might look like if they were to become reality. 

Protecting the Bottom Line with Quality Risk Management Programs
4/21/2014

Protecting the Bottom Line with Quality Risk Management Programs

Each day, long-term-care (LTC) providers in the United States are caring for 1,383,700 residents in nursing homes and 713,300 inhabitants in assisted and residential care communities, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

Assisted Living: How Medicaid Reimbursement Can Pay Off for Providers
10/9/2012

Assisted Living: How Medicaid Reimbursement Can Pay Off for Providers

Reimbursement for assisted-living providers historically has been private pay. While that continues to be the case, over the last decade there has been an expansion in the number of states that contribute Medicaid dollars for some services.

Reimbursement Cuts: Preparing for the Uncertain
4/4/2012

Reimbursement Cuts: Preparing for the Uncertain

“But in the world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.”

Benjamin Franklin may need to amend his famous quotation to include the certainty of reimbursement uncertainty for health-care providers. Considering the size and scope of Medicaid and Medicare, the threat of reimbursement-rate cuts for these programs can be particularly problematic for hospitals as they seek financial stability and plan for future capital projects.