October 17, 2013
given by Commissioner Stewart to Senate Finance has been posted on the DOJ Updates page and is linked above. There werre several interesting questions by members and evidence that there is still some lack of understanding about the relationships between funding additional slots and the implementation of the Medicaid Expansion under ACA. Obviously we will need clear talking points as we discuss the issue of rates.
There was a clear understanding by the members that more funding would be needed to accomplish the plan as already formulated (approximately $50M new GF in each year) without any increase in provider rates!