State Medicaid programs are on track to spend roughly 94% of additional Medicaid funding from the 2009 stimulus package, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
A narrow majority of members of the House of Representatives is urging House leaders to extend a temporary increase in the federal medical assistance percentage, which helps fund nursing homes and other Medicaid programs.
The Department of Health and Human Services this week released $27 million in stimulus package grants for state programs to help seniors manage chronic conditions.
The economic downturn has negatively affected nearly every state budget and Medicaid program, according to a new report from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
Hundreds of groups, including the American Health Care Association, recently signed a letter asking congressional leaders to extend until at least June 30, 2011, the temporary increase in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP).
Nursing homes have been a casualty of this recession. That is clear from the newly released study about Medicaid rates from accounting firm Eljay LLC.
Nursing homes will face Medicaid underfunding in 2009 by a projected $14.17 per Medicaid patient day. That totals $4.7 billion for the year, according to a new report from accounting firm Eljay LLC.