Catch up Day 22: Medicaid at 50 State Highlights Nevada

Nevada covers 554,010 people through it’s Medicaid and CHIP programs.

What’s the first thing that you think of when you think of Nevada? Cost-containment? Me too.

Seriously though, Nevada did something cool with cost containment back in the day. As managed care become more popular in the 1990s, they went against the grain and looked at the growing costs of lab testing. Payments for outside labs were significant at the time and Nevada moved the lab facilities from facilities owned by physicians to state run facilities.

This issue of outsourcing lab tests is something we are still struggling with.  now trying to save money by following Nevada’s lead. WOW!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s