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Reforming Medicaid Reimbursement Before the Next Pandemic   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "On March 18, Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the first economic relief bill in response to the pandemic. It mandates that state Medicaid programs cover diagnosis and testing for COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] at no cost to beneficiaries and includes a temporary, conditional 6.2 percentage point increase in federal Medicaid reimbursement rates. This bill is an appropriate response to emergency conditions, during which delivering these necessary health services is the highest priority, while also providing states with desperately needed financial relief. Throughout this crisis, the federal government should do everything within its power to protect the safety of healthcare workers and patients alike, to keep hospitals open, and to compensate medical staff appropriately and in a timely manner."

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2020-04-29
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George Mason University, Mercatus Center
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