In the face of Medicaid cuts, measurement matters

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  • September 1, 2017
HomeCare Magazine:

By Tom Meyer

Since the 1980s, there’s been talk in Washington about trimming Medicaid, and the latest attempts to pass a comprehensive health care bill have included significant cuts in the rate of Medicaid spending.

According to Forbes, more than half of all Medicaid long-term care funding is used to support in-home care services. The net-takeaway? If Medicaid cuts do make it to the president’s desk, there could be a significant impact on homecare reimbursements.

Luckily, homecare agencies can begin preparing for potential cuts now. By adjusting their operations to focus on data and measurement, homecare agencies will be better equipped to take two crucial steps: Focus on value-based care and increase referrals.

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