Saving Medicaid Dollars and Improving Care

Special clinics provide superior services and save money

Carmen Hinkey | August 2015

A young girl with a complex medical condition using Medicaid funded equipment while her therapist assists herA small population with huge costs, children with complex conditions and severe involvement require seamless care, and few hospitals can provide that kind of 24-hour coverage on the average awarded Medicaid reimbursements.

However, the St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Chronic-Complex Clinic in Tampa has joined a growing network of hospitals across the country to find a payment formula to cover the extra services and reduce visit frequency and length of stay for kiddos who inevitably make far more hospital trips than most. Disability Scoop has an excellent article describing this encouraging trend.

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