New Medicaid feature to reduce future nursing home enrollees

Make text smaller Make text larger


Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is rolling out a new Medicaid feature designed to reduce the future number of enrollees in Pennsylvania nursing homes.

The program starts Jan. 1 in 14 southwestern counties, in a state where the elderly population is exploding.

It's giving insurance companies a financial incentive to get Medicaid enrollees the nursing care and services they need at home, where it's half as expensive.

A 2019 launch is planned for the Philadelphia area and 2020 for central and northern Pennsylvania.

Medicaid currently covers home nursing, but insurers are expected to simplify the bureaucracy and respond quickly to needs.

Some say that system can work well, unless insurers try to make the care as cheap as possible, without regard to need.
Make text smaller Make text larger


Pool Rules


Pike and Wayne travel guide offers free listings
The Pike and Wayne County Commissioners and Hotel Tax Boards will jointly to produce a travel guide.
“We’re looking forward to working with Pike and Wayne...

Read more »

One Lucky Leprechaun
Our Cutest Leprechaun Contest has come to a close. Over the past few weeks, dozens of families submitted photos of their little ones: some were decked out in shamrocks and kilts,...
Read more »

Shakespeare, RiverFolk, and more at the Cooperage
— The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main St., Honesdale, is offering the following activities:

Read more »

Wolf: High-speed internet for all Pennsylvanians by 2022
Governor Tom Wolf created a new office dedicated to ensuring every Pennsylvanian has access to high-speed internet by the end of 2022.
On Monday he introduced the...

Read more »


Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


(No heading)
  • Mar 19, 2018
Letters to the Editor
Kindness matters
  • Mar 20, 2018
Letters to the Editor
Celebrate spring with plant-based meals
  • Mar 20, 2018


Weather in Milford, PA