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State Net Capitol Journal: CT Pulls Plug on Managed Care for Medicaid

The way states used to pay doctors and hospitals for treating Medicaid patients was by directly reimbursing them for the services they rendered. But spurred by criticism that the so-called "fee-for-service" method encouraged health care providers to rack up fees for unnecessary tests and procedures...

State Net Capitol Journal: States' Medicaid Costs Rising Faster Than Spending

The National Association of Budget Officers (NASBO) and National Governors Association's (NGA) most recent survey of state fiscal health is not particularly encouraging. Although the Spring 2012 update, released last week, indicates state revenues are finally returning to their pre-recession levels...

State Net Capitol Journal: States Cut Medicaid as Feds Prepare for Expansion

Thirteen states are making cuts to their Medicaid programs this year, according to a survey by Kaiser Health News for USA Today. The cuts, most of which took effect July 1st, generally reduce benefits, trim payments to Medicaid providers or tighten eligibility. Alabama, for instance, cut payments to...

State Net Capitol Journal: Malloy Gets Okay to Cut Medicaid

Leaders of key panels in the Connecticut Senate said they will not interfere with Gov. Dannell P. Malloy's (D) effort to cut 13,000 people from the state's Medicaid rolls. Leaders in the Appropriations and Human Services Committees said they will not meet again before August 18, the deadline...