Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ohio Medicaid Program Incentivizes High Quality Care For Nursing Homes

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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