Tuesday, April 18, 2006

New York Veto

From Capitol News 9:

Last week, Governor Pataki vetoed more than $1 billion in state healthcare funding and an increase to the state's Medicaid emergency room reimbursement rate -- and that's got healthcare professionals talking.

Healthcare professionals said Medicaid patients cost hospital ERs $400 per visit. Currently, hospitals are reimbursed $95. It's been that way since 1991, but this year the legislative budget proposed raising that reimbursement to $150. It would still leave hospitals $200 in the red per visit, but hospital managers said every little bit helps.


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