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New BCRA Draft Medicaid Tweaks Expected To Include HCBS Waivers, New DSH Payment Calculations

July 13, 2017
The latest discussion draft of the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act is expected to ease some of the earlier draft’s Medicaid policies, according to a policy brief circulating Thursday (July 13) prior to the draft’s release, even though the major changes to Medicaid financing included in the original draft are likely to remain in place. The revisions focus on Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments and provisions to try to mitigate the cost of public health emergencies on states. The amendment...


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