Medicaid: CMS Needs More Information on the Billions of Dollars Spent on Supplemental Payments

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DIANE Publishing, 2009 - 76 pages
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The financing of the $299 billion Medicaid program is shared between the fed. gov┐t. and states. States pay qualified providers for covered Medicaid services and receive fed. matching funds for expenditures authorized in their state Medicaid plans. In addition to these standard Medicaid payments, most states make supplemental payments to certain providers, which are also matched by fed. funds. This report provides info. about Medicaid supplemental payments and examines: (1) what info. states report about supplemental payments on Medicaid expenditure reports; and (2) in selected states, how much was distributed as supplemental payments, to what types of providers, and for what purposes. Includes recommendations. Illustrations.

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