Costs to operate Michigan health centers have increased steadily over the past several years, and have outpaced Medicaid reimbursement rate increases. But the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) has proposed a plan to fund the gap between the actual cost of Medicaid services and reimbursement rates.     Expenses to maintain facilities and pay employees … Read more

Washington hospitals are struggling to address financial challenges that are impacting patient care.     Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) staff released the results of its third quarter hospital financial survey during a media briefing on Tuesday. WSHA CFO Eric Lewis said total operating expenses for hospitals increased by 10% in the first nine months … Read more

CMS rescinded approval of a Washington State Medicaid amendment that aimed to dramatically lower pharmacy reimbursement rates.     The Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA), the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) voiced support for the CMS decision that they say will help maintain reliable patient access … Read more

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you on behalf of the entire State of Reform team for your continued support. Whether it’s through attending our conferences, reading our coverage of health care and health policy in Maryland, or sponsoring our events, we appreciate you! Thanks again … Read more