Providers could bear brunt of state COVID-19 Medicaid cuts

Modern Healthcare: States across the country are considering Medicaid cuts to shore up budget shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemics, and federal restrictions could mean the brunt of cuts could fall on provider payments.

Governors in New York, California, Colorado, Ohio, Alaska, and Georgia have already indicated they plan to cut Medicaid spending. Congress increased federal matching funds in its second COVID-19 relief package, but included restrictions that leave states few options to cut Medicaid other than slashing provider payments.

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