Wednesday, October 8, 2014
FEDS HOLD $75 MILLION FROM TEXAS HOSPITALS ON MEDICAID WAIVER QUESTION
Questions about the source of the dollars some Texas hospital districts are using to obtain matching funds from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Section 1115 Medicaid waiver program have led CMS to withhold $75 million in payments for uncompensated care to hospitals in the Dallas, Austin, and Corpus Christi areas. “It appears that the [Texas money] may be derived from funds that the government entity previously would have spent on providing the services that are now being provided/funded by the private entity and/or direct payments made to the governmental entity from private entities,” CMS officials wrote to state Medicaid Director Kay Ghahremani. CMS will defer further payments pending its investigation.
Posted by Steve Levine at 10:18 AM