Kentucky settles a 13-year-old dispute with 54 hospitals over Medicaid reimbursement rates
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO/AP) - Officials say Kentucky has settled a 13-year-old dispute with 54 rural hospitals over Medicaid reimbursement rates.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday that Kentucky and the federal government would pay $383 million to settle with hospitals that said they were underpaid.
The state’s portion will be about $94 million and the federal government will pay about $289 million. Medicaid is a joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor and disabled.
Leaders of several hospital systems told news outlets they were glad to have the matter resolved.
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