Beginning in March 2020, a number of states developed Medicaid rate add-ons or increased Medicaid Nursing Facility rates to address increased COVID-19 costs. Such increases were based upon very preliminary information and experience with COVID-19 care and related costs. Looking forward, states and providers are designing more specific, tailored COVID-10 rates.
Discuss some of the Medicaid payment methodologies developed, how they were funded and what they were intended to pay for amid COVID-19.
Describe the ongoing costs of COVID-related patient care, and how those costs could affect current and future Medicaid payment rates.
Summarize the impact of COVID-related Medicaid payments on reporting for the CARES Act stimulus and ongoing Medicaid rate setting.