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Governor announces Medicaid reimbursement reforms, but Democrats call it an election-year stunt

Posted on AllSides September 21st, 2023
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi is looking to change the way hospitals get reimbursed by Medicaid. Governor Tate Reeves made the announcement today alongside leaders from multiple hospitals around the state Thursday. But there are questions about his motivations. Hospitals lose money for every patient who has Medicaid. That’s because they don’t get reimbursed for as much as the care actually costs. And Mississippi is asking for federal approval to change two of those formulas. “Over the last four to five months, we’ve worked to put together a course of...

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