FL Medicaid Changing Hospital Payment System

10:04 am
Tue January 8, 2013

FL Medicaid Changing Hospital Payment System

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Although Medicare has been using the payment system for decades, Florida is only now making the switch to paying hospitals by the diagnosis for Medicaid patients.
Making good on promises made during the 2012 legislative session, the Agency for Health Care Administration has come up with a new plan for reimbursing hospitals that treat patients on Medicaid. The new "diagnosis-related group" model would categorize Medicaid patients based on the type and severity of their illness and pay hospitals accordingly.