Long-standing health care workforce shortages, worsened by the recent COVID-19 pandemic and rising labor costs, threaten Medicaid beneficiaries’ access to vital health care services. This session will highlight opportunities for essential hospitals to design and implement Medicaid financing initiatives to fund workforce investments. As a case study for the group, representatives will speak to lessons from GA-STRONG. This recently approved directed payment program supports increased Medicaid funding for select teaching hospital participants to support the stabilization, development, and diversification of the state’s health care workforce.
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer
Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc.
Senior Vice President