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Medicaid Provider Taxes: Battle Over Bush Proposal to Further Limit State Provider Taxes

The Bush Administration remains intent on issuing new regulations to implement several Medicaid budget cuts proposed in the President's FY 2007 budget last February. Most notably, the Administration wants to reduce state use of provider taxes by capping assessments at three percent, instead of the current six percent. This could be done by mandating that states phase down state...

Federal Budget for FY 2008: Work Begins on Bush Proposals for Medicare and Medicaid

Congress may be in recess but the Bush Administration is already busy developing the President's budget for FY 2008. With federal tax receipts coming in at a rate much higher than expected, some in the Administration see a window of opportunity to propose a budget that would eliminate the federal deficit in three or four years. However, even with...

OIG Looking at Many Medicaid Issues for 2007 and Beyond

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at HHS has released its 93-page work plan for FY 2007. The OIG plans to examine nearly 100 issues in Medicaid, with particular attention on: 1. Medicaid reimbursement of hospitals, nursing homes, managed care organizations, home and community-based care, and mental health providers. 2. Medicaid prescription drug benefit issues, including pharmaceutical industry practices affecting...

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