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Senate unveils alternative LIP model that increases base rates for all hospitals

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The Senate on Thursday will propose an alternative “Low Income Pool” model that would use supplemental Medicaid dollars to increase the base rates all hospitals are paid to treat the poor, elderly disabled, uninsured and underinsured. The new modified LIP plan would still give the major local contributors to the LIP program a healthy return on investment because the plan also calls on modifying Diagnostic Related Group payments for inpatient care to critical Medicaid providers, or those with trauma centers, neurological…

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State Medicaid chief wants to have tentative agreement with feds by mid April

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Florida’s top Medicaid official said on Tuesday he wants to have a tentative agreement with the federal government on how much Florida can expect to receive in supplemental Medicaid dollars by early to mid April. Deputy Secretary for Medicaid Justin Senior told Florida Politics that the plan is to have a letter of agreement outlining broad principles — such as the amount of supplemental funding and how long the funding will be in effect for — so the House and Senate can…

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