McKnight's August 23, 2022
While providers largely agreed with Monday’s new federal call for states to tie increased Medicaid funding to accountability, they remained concerned about what that could mean for nursing homes in states whose daily reimbursement rates have fallen far below the cost of providing quality care.
An informational bulletin issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services early Monday urged states to use their existing Medicaid authority to help drive better health outcomes and improve staff pay, training and retention efforts. The bulletin, however, did not impart any new requirements on states or providers.
“If past actions are any indication of future initiatives, providers in most states are going to continue to struggle to get additional Medicaid funding,” a LeadingAge...