Medicaid: Overview and Impact of New Regulations
In the past year the Bush Administration has moved forward with significant changes to the Medicaid program via rule-making. Taken together, six new regulations could result in an estimated $12 billion reduction in federal Medicaid spending over the next five years according to the regulatory impact statements prepared by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This brief focuses on the six new regulations that have been the source of considerable controversy and explains current policy, the proposed regulatory changes as well as the impact and issues with these changes.
Issue Brief (.pdf)
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