INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence is undoing a series of Medicaid rate
cuts the state made while weathering the recession.
A Pence spokeswoman said Wednesday the increase would amount to 2 percent
more for hospitals, nursing facilities, home health and immediate care
providers. The Family and Social Services Administration cut the payments
to Indiana hospitals in 2010 as the state struggled through the recession.
Indiana Hospital Association President Douglas Leonard opposed the 2010
cuts at the time and praised Wednesday's announcement.
The state had cut how much it pays hospitals and health providers for
dental, vision, medical transportation and a handful of other health
areas. Pence said "a healthy Indiana is a strong Indiana" and said the
increased rates were possible because of the state's improved financial