Medicaid's early payment reform efforts appear "very promising."

May 2011
State Health Watch;May2011, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p11
The article reports that U.S. states' early payment reform efforts are starting to have the intended effects. These efforts include medical homes, improving care of dual eligibles, and smoothing transition in and out of hospitals. These have been tried at least on a small scale in at least one state. It is noted that when there is no reimbursement for never events, occurrence of these events decreases and there is evidence that medical homes save costs at the state level, as noted by Oklahoma's program which shows improved Healthcare Effectiveness Data.


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