McKnight’s Senior Living: Providers insist on higher Medicaid rates to recruit, pay home health workers

Providers insist on higher Medicaid rates to recruit, pay home health workers

The Wisconsin Association for Home Care is demanding an increase in the state’s Medicaid rate for home-based skilled nursing. The two-year, $91 billion budget recently unveiled by Governor Tony Evers provided no additional funding for skilled nursing in the home.


The association wants Wisconsin to increase the reimbursement rate hiked to just over $94 a visit — about $9 more than the current rate. Association executive director Eric Osterman told McKnight’s Home Care Daily his members need more money to recruit and pay more workers.

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