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40 states plan to increase nursing home Medicaid rates

Reversing a trend of rate cutting during the Great Recession, most states are increasing Medicaid reimbursements for nursing homes, according to a recently released report. However, states also are accelerating efforts to reduce the number of nursing home residents, the report shows.

Kaiser: Small savings possible in dual-eligible programs

Attempts to better manage care for “dual-eligible” seniors produced a small savings, according to a study from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The findings show that hopes for a significant decrease in government spending on patients eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid might not be realized.

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