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Sunday, November 8, 2009

NH’s battle with feds over cash continues

Kevin Landrigan reports on New Hampshire ongoing battle with the federal government over Medicaid payments.
The feds’ decision against the state’s claim was made on several grounds, among them that the state’s tax on hospital revenues used to generate bonus state Medicaid payments is invalid.

Then, state Health and Human Services Commissioner John Stephen argued that the tax isn’t on income or profit, but on hospital revenues, and therefore, an appropriate expense to claim.

For years, the state’s argument has been that the federal government has changed the rules of the reimbursement game and tried to apply them retroactively to New Hampshire.

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