Posted on January 21, 2013 at 8:36 AM
On December 14, 2012, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced elimination of Medicaid hospice care through June 30, 2014. The cuts go into effect February 1, 2013. I wonder how the state economists figured this would save the state money. Those Medicaid patients are still going to die. But now they will die at the hospital at a reimbursement rate surely higher than hospice.