Starting last month, Ohio' Medicaid program altered its payment procedures to reflect the current trend of moving slowly away from a fee-for-service scheme to adapt to pay-for-performance reimbursement schemes. Ohio's new payment policy links approximately 10% of all Medicaid reimbursements for nursing homes to a wide range of quality measures including, patient satisfaction, rate of errors and nurse staffing levels.
To read more about this initiative, head over to Kaiser Health News for a more thorough explanation of this, and similar programs.
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