The state’s Medicaid Agency announced another series of payment reductions to providers for medical services provided to patients. This link will take you directly to the memo from the agency: http://www.scha.org/tools/files/publicnoticejuly2011final-4dedf5b8.pdf. I have provided it as we received it from the South Carolina Hospital Association. Hospitals received a 3% cut beginning in April of 2011 and these additional changes will be implemented in July 2011.
The recession continues to impact state and local governments as well as all business and organizations providing services. We continue to look for ways to reduce costs in the face of these payment reductions for the services provided to patients. Please see the link for “Bright Ideas” on the McLeod Health Compass (Intranet) homepage in order to submit your additional suggestions for improvement.