Report On Medicaid Financing Fuels Debate

Law360, New York (May 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On April 30, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services oversight of Medicaid program financing entitled “Federal Oversight Initiative is Consistent with Medicaid Payment Principles but Needs Greater Transparency.”

The report was jointly requested by Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) (chairman and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, respectively) in order to review transparency and consistency in the treatment of states under CMS’ initiative to end inappropriate state financing arrangements begun in August...
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