State budgets and the expanding Medicaid landscape
Published: March 21, 2013
Written by Kate Tussey and Stephen Moss In such a tense political and fiscal climate, debates over state and local spending are rampant. As Deltek continues to analyze budgets proposed by governors across the United States, Medicaid funding is consistently ranked as a top priority. In lieu of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion provision, an examination of the current state of Medicaid budgets and project spending seems appropriate.
Uncovering current Medicaid funding amounts is no small task, Deltek has learned. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has only published funding amounts up to fiscal year (FY) 2010; however, states are currently planning for FY 2014, or FY 2015 in many cases. As a new feature of our state budget analysis project, Deltek is now collecting and analyzing Medicaid funding proposed by state governors.