Here at the Medicaid and the Law Blog, we spent part of our holiday break reading through the most recent COVID-19 relief package that was finally signed into law by President Trump amid a not-insignificant amount of drama. It was quite an undertaking; the new law is over 5,000 double-spaced pages. While much of the legislation is related specifically or more generally to COVID-19 and economic recovery,… More
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CMS Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation Published
Earlier this week, CMS released for publication a proposed rule that would add some degree of transparency and oversight to the somewhat opaque world of Medicaid financing. It’s a topic that’s fascinated us here at the Medicaid and the Law Blog for some time and we’ve written about it on a couple of occasions. Over the years, Congress and CMS (and even before there was a CMS,… More
Senate Finance Committee Issues Report on Medicaid Supplemental Payments
The majority members of the Senate Finance Committee released a report last month that delves into the mysterious world of Medicaid supplemental payments. We thought we’d go through it here, especially in light of some of the litigation going on across the country involving Medicaid disproportionate share (DSH) payments, a form of Medicaid supplemental payments.
The Finance Committee report found that total Medicaid supplemental payments in fiscal year 2016 totaled nearly $50 billion,… More