FY 2012

Most states are not planning more Medicaid cuts in FY 2012

Most states do not foresee major mid-year cuts in Medicaid for fiscal year 2012, according to a Kaiser Health survey. While states authorized spending growth at a modest overall average of 2.2%, many states increased provider taxes and expanded managed care programs, according to the report.

Provider group: Cut Medicare pay rate by 3.0%, save 100,000 jobs

Provider group: Cut Medicare pay rate by 3.0%, save 100,000 jobs

The leader of the nation's largest nursing home association has suggested the federal government cut Medicare reimbursement rates by 3.0% in fiscal 2012, not a threatened 11.3%. Such a move, along with more possible phased-in cuts, could take more than 100,000 caregiving jobs out of harm's way, he said.