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AHCA Provider Lounge: Heath Boddy - Nebraska Health Care Association

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Tue, Jan 14, 2020


Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency Survey

Interview with Heath Boddy, Executive Director of the Nebraska Health Care Association

Kris Mastrangelo, President and CEO at Harmony Healthcare International (HHI), interviews Heath Boddy, Executive Director of the Nebraska Health Care Association, in the AHCA Provider Lounge.   Heath discusses the pros and cons of the Five-Star Rating.  While Heath believes transparency is a good thing, he finds the rating system to be flawed in several aspects.  First off, the Five-Star Rating is on a bell-curve that requires at least 10% of the providers in a state to be one-star.  By this measure, regardless of the level of care provided all facilities in a state will never all be four or five stars.  Additionally, Five-Star Ratings are state specific.  A Five-Star facility in Nebraska may not be comparable to a Five-Star facility in Iowa or vice-versa.

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Topics: Five-Star, Heath Boddy, Nebraska Health Care Association

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