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Medicaid overhaul could save Missouri billions, report says

from Jefferson City News Tribune

A new study says Missouri could save up to $1 billion a year within the next four years if it overhauls the state's Medicaid health insurance program. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported a draft of the report does not recommend tightening eligibility rules for Medicaid. State lawmakers are separately considering a plan to require Medicaid recipients who are able to work. The 116-page report compiled by a consulting company for $2.7 million says the state could alter reimbursement rates for hospitals, doctors and nursing homes, as well as moving more people to home-care services and better manage prescription drug costs, according to the Post-Dispatch. more

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