Louisiana scrambles to settle Medicaid issues

September 2008
State Health Watch;Sep2008, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p11
The article talks about the negotiations between Louisiana and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) after the state rejected a plan, backed by HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, to restructure the state's charity care safety net by using some of the money that flows to the Louisiana State University (LSU)-run hospital system to buy private health insurance for low-income uninsured residents. It was noted that one key issue in the talks was the settlement of claims that the state owes the government for overspending in its Medicaid program.


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