Ohio Home Care Agencies to Seek Boost in Medicaid Reimbursement Rates
They want this included in the biennial budget
Ohio’s outdated Medicaid reimbursement model for home-based care has reached a crisis point, collapsing as reimbursement rates no longer cover the cost of providing care and preventing agencies from paying a competitive wage for the important work caregivers perform.
As such, the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice (OCHCH) has announced that the association would be seeking long overdue and critically needed Medicaid rate increases to address the severe worker shortage and cover the cost of these critical health services.
While receiving health care at home is less costly and can be more effective than institutional care, state residents on Medicaid are increasingly added to waiting lists and go without proper care as the industry experiences an exodus of workers.
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