Dear Association Executives:
As you know, the Trump Administration has proposed a sweeping new regulation to restrict states' use of existing Medicaid financing mechanisms such as supplemental payments, IGTs, provider taxes, and more.
We previously shared our analysis of the regulation with you; today, I am circulating our formal comments (attached) opposing the proposed rule. We are concerned not only about the impact on providers currently participating in any of these financing arrangements, but also about the overall loss of Medicaid resources that would negatively impact beneficiaries and providers across the board.
Comments are due February 1 and can be submitted here; please feel free to draw from our comments in submitting your own.
A big thanks to those of you who reviewed and provided feedback on these comments during drafting!