Wisconsin hospitals screeched until they got their tax increase. They crawled into bed with Jim Doyle to get it.
What happened next?
Health care officials say changes to the funding formula and additional cuts from the state could move the Medicaid reimbursement rate to where it was in 2008.
At Froedtert, that meant a reduction of $1,000 per inpatient discharge, McNally said.
“Since we serve thousands of Medicaid patients, this decrease almost completely offsets the gains from the assessment payments,” McNally said. “We’d hoped we would make more progress in covering our costs than we’ve made. The wild card is, you can’t predict what would have happened if the state hadn’t used the assessment.”
By placing greater emphasis on the volume of patients treated, as opposed to the severity of the illness, the formula benefits small, non-urban hospitals, Jensen saidYah, well, at least your hospital didn't damn-near-collapse like Doyle/Barrett bridges.
By the way, Doyle won't respect you in the morning, either. Best get your antibiotics soon.