Wednesday, May 04, 2005

DHHR Proposal for Medicaid Cost Containment Plan

The 2005 West Virginia legislative session resulted in a budget bill for fiscal 2005-2006 which was passed with a shortfall of approximately $30 million in the projected funds needed to balance the Medicaid budget for the fiscal year. As a result of the loss of the federal 3 to 1 match on this $30 million dollars -- the true impact on providers and the public for the 2005-2006 fiscal year will be approximately $115 million.

As a result the Department of Health and Human Resource (DHHR) issued its proposal for Medicaid Cost Containment Plan. A copy of the draft plan can be found on the West Virginia Health Hospital Association website here.

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