Abigail Grimmett (GRIMM-IT) has more from the State Capitol.
The committee was created to examine MO HealthNet provider rates.
Dr. Ian McCaslin, Director of MO HealthNet urged the committee to look at the quality of service rather than written cost reports.
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Description: If there are options to alter some of the rate setting methodologies, I would just request that really be done with an emphasis on tracking quality measures and really incentivising delivery of quality of care.
Providers asked the committee to consider a funding increase to compensate for higher gas prices, utilities and healthcare insurance.
Abigail Grimmett (GRIMM-IT) has more from the state Capitol.
The committee to determine provider rates listened to testimonies from Missouri Healthcare providers.
Missouri State Director of Health and Senior Services, Jane Drummond said having a committee determine funding allocation eliminates guesswork.
The committee said they will determine funding on an individual basis rather than creating a universal formula.
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Abigail Grimmett.