Proposed Medicaid rule positive for mental health providers, says Wells Fargo After CMS released its proposed Medicaid Managed Care rule yesterday, Wells Fargo says the rule would allow for-profit behavioral hospitals to be reimbursed for providing services to adult Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care program. Acadia Healthcare (ACHC) and Universal Health Services (UHS) both own such hospitals, according to Wells. However, the firm adds that the rule would not change the regulations for fee for service adult Medicaid beneficiaries, who it thinks are likely the heaviest users of behavioral care, But Wells thinks that the proposal announced yesterday paves the way for behavioral hospitals to eventually be reimbursed for providing behavioral services to fee for service beneficiaries. The firm keeps an Outperform on Acadia and a Market Perform rating on Universal Health.
UBS to hold a conference Global Healthcare Conference is being held in New York on May 18-20 with webcasted company presentations to begin on May 18 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link