Kentucky settles a 13-year-old dispute with 54 hospitals over Medicaid reimbursement rates

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Published: Jun. 25, 2020 at 10:06 AM CDT
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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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