Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm ordered decreases in the payment of Medicaid providers as part of the state’s budget cuts seeking to eliminate this year’s expected deficit. These cuts are in spite of the fact that the number of Michigan Medicaid patients is growing. While this growth draws more federal funding, the finances are not being used to compensate the Medicaid providers for their increase in services. Countless areas of the state’s budget received cuts, but this is particularly devastating for Medicaid providers, who already lose money by serving patients with low incomes.
Despite opposition from healthcare workers, Michigan lawmakers approved Granholm’s proposed cuts on Tuesday, May 5.
For more information, please call Abby Pendleton, Esq., Robert Iwrey, Esq., Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq. or Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or visit The HLP website.