Panel members at a program earlier this week suggested that skilled nursing providers must focus on improved outcomes and accountability if they want higher government reimbursement. Specifically, the speakers said, better staffing and infection control must be top priorities for the industry in the post-pandemic world. These focuses will call for significant increases in Medicaid funding and increases likely will be linked to outcomes-based metrics.
During the discussion, Harvard Medical School researcher David Grabowski, PhD, said, ”We’re going to give the industry something, but we’re also going to expect something. That’s affair trade.”