Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Study Shows That Nursing Home Medicaid Recipients Have Higher Hospitalization Rates

In a recently published study in the journal, Medical Care Research and Review, Helena Temkin-Greener, PhD, MPH, and her colleagues found that nursing homes may be enticed to send Medicaid recipients to the hospital for care due to financial incentives. The study identified that Medicaid reimbursement for hospitalizations are almost half that of Medicare reimbursements and as a result, may motivate decisions when determining if a patient needs to be transferred to a higher level of care.

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