Medicaid overutilization a concern? Deny, reduce, or bundle payments

November 2010
State Health Watch;Nov2010, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p5
The article focuses on the issue of overutilization of Medicaid citing the fact that many states in the U.S. already implement policies that either deny or reduce payments to hospital-acquired conditions or preventable readmissions. It notes that the free-for service environment which at some points promotes safety actually is disadvantageous as it encourages overutilization. The Center for Improving Value in Health Care targets payment reforms that rewards outcomes instead of volume.


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