Medicaid payment deferrals may continue into second quarter

HARTFORD, Conn. – The federal government has refused to reimburse the state for its expanded Medicaid coverage this year and despite efforts to come to an agreement, the deferrals may continue into September.

The feds have been holding out on the state over a technical dispute regarding eligibility. Because of the disagreement, the state was not reimbursed for $249.2 million for the first quarter. The second quarter deadline is approaching next month, but Budget Secretary Ben Barnes said it’s not clear whether that payment is coming.

“If this is not worked out we’re going to have to substantially pay,” Barnes said Friday.

At the very least, Barnes said he believes Connecticut should be receiving 50 percent reimbursement until they can negotiate for the rest to cover the cost of the care already delivered for this population of low-income adults.

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2 responses to “Medicaid payment deferrals may continue into second quarter”

  1. One and Done

    But Obamacare was supposed to be free health care for everyone and lower our bills? What do you mean we are going to have to pay an additional $1 billion?

  2. John Hamlin

    Will the additional amount be calculated in the budget — or will they still be reporting a surplus?

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