Health and Family Services Cabinet
Pending Medicaid Reimbursement Rate Cuts Rescinded
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 25, 2011) - Today the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Medicaid Services (DMS), rescinded all actions described in the public notice issued March 11, 2011, related to changes in Medicaid provider reimbursements.
The previous notice announced pending changes that would have reduced reimbursement to most Medicaid providers by approximately 35 percent for the period April 1 through June 30, 2011.
Legislation passed in the Special Session of the General Assembly and delivered to Governor Steve Beshear on March 24 provides funding to continue existing Medicaid reimbursement rates through June 30, 2011, eliminating the need for the proposed reimbursement changes.
“We are thankful these reductions to provider reimbursement have been averted by the courageous actions of the Kentucky House last night,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are now able to avoid negative impacts to the provider community and to ensure that health care services are not affected for many of our most vulnerable children, seniors and other citizens with disabilities.”