Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Indiana Medicaid Rate Update
As reported last month the State has begun to reprocess rates to implement a 2% increase and to implement a slightly increased Quality Assessment Fee, both effective 1/1/14. Also reported in the past, IHCA has been in discussions with Indiana Medicaid and the Division of Aging concerning a transition to RUGS IV, as well as the ongoing payment of the Special Care Unit add-on. IHCA recently met again with the State on these matters and no decisions have been made. The state has asked the IHCA and other long term care associations to engage assembling a 5-8 year plan concerning nursing home reimbursement, home and community based services, and quality initiatives. As part of that planning process, the RUGs IV and Special Care Unit add-on will be addressed. IHCA will be working internally with our Board of Directors, and externally with our fellow trade associations to determine next steps.