Medicaid directors have reviewed the May 6, 2011, proposed rule, “Medicaid Program: Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services,” and are concerned that the rule does not provide the assurances that states requested in our April 4, 2011 letter with regard to changes in provider payment rates. Read the full letter here.
Ms. Cindy Mann Deputy Administrator and Director Center for Medicaid, CHIP and Survey & Certification Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Ms. Mann: Medicaid Directors are facing the most difficult budgetary challenge in recent memory. We are committed to maintaining […]
Medicaid Directors are facing the fearsome challenge of preserving their programs in the face of the most serious budgetary crises in decades. One type of action that must be considered is adjustments in provider reimbursement rates. Yet there is substantial uncertainty for states in the Ninth Circuit about the scope of our authority in this […]