WHA Members Advocate for Medicaid
Reimbursement at JFC Hearings
Health care leaders ask JFC to use Medicaid surplus to increase provider rates, support GME
The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) took to the road to gather feedback from residents across the state on the proposed 2017-19 biennial state budget. Several leaders from Wisconsin hospitals and health systems testified at the JFC hearings and asked the Committee to consider increasing its support of the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DHS) program, a program that is designed to offset hospital Medicaid losses.
"Hospital and health system leaders are testifying at every JFC public hearing to ensure legislators know Wisconsin must make investments in our Medicaid program that improve our provider reimbursement rates and reduce the ‘hidden health care tax’ on our employers," according to WHA Senior Vice President Kyle O’Brien.