Medicaid payment reforms are desired, but states face obstacles

July 2011
State Health Watch;Jul2011, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p12
The article reports on the Medicaid payment reforms developed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Compared to the traditional Medicaid waiver process, the initiative offers a budget neutrality waiver. According to Anne Gauthier of the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), limited resources may hinder the implementation of the said reforms in some states. The role of politics in the success of the reforms is also explored.


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