Revenue Cycle

Stimulus plan will kick in millions to Medicaid

Patient Access Weekly Advisor, February 11, 2009

The stimulus plan passed by the Senate Tuesday includes millions of dollars for Medicaid, meaning hospitals may see a lift in reimbursements.

The Senate voted to approve an $838 billion economic stimulus plan after the House passed a $820 billion version earlier, The New York Times reported.

“Throughout our history, the federal government has catalyzed a good idea, invested in the ingenuity and entrepreneurship of the American people, and let the private sector flourish,” the majority leader, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, said before the vote, The New York Times reported. “Faced with an economic crisis today, we have an opportunity to make similar investments that will help our country prosper in the years to come.”

Read the full story in The New York Times.

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