Will provider rates be cut? Quicker, simpler payment can soften the blow

May 2009
State Health Watch;May2009, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p8
The article focuses on the health care provider rate cuts that may be implemented by U.S. states facing budget shortfalls. Health Management Associates' Stan Rosenstein says tax revenues in California are continuing to drop. He fears that some states will be forced to make cuts in their Medicaid program. Jesse S. Anderson of Oregon's Division of Medical Assistance Programs notes that they give providers a cost-of-living adjustment increase to rates.


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