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P4P in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes receive the majority of their income through Medicaid. Thus, state administrators wield a powerful lever for improving quality in nursing home care through pay-for-performance programs. Amidst increasing pressure for higher quality and [...]

June 7, 2010 // 2 Comments

Medicaid Physician Payments

Many states reimburse physicians participating in Medicaid at rates far less than those paid by Medicare for the same set of services. A new analysis reveals that fees rose by 15% from 2003 to 2008 but failed to increase as much as general [...]

September 8, 2009 // 2 Comments

Parents’ Perspectives on Medicaid Changes

During tough economic times, state governments often make drastic cuts to health programs, specifically Medicaid, in order to balance budgets. A recent study in the Journal of the National Medical Association investigated the opinions of Medicaid [...]

April 15, 2009 // 1 Comment

Determinants of Medicaid Participation by Physicians

Authors of this Health Affairs study explore two factors critical to physician participation in Medicaid – reimbursement rates and reimbursement delays. Prior studies have shown that Medicaid participation is better among physicians in states [...]

February 1, 2009 // 1 Comment

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