Mid-Year State Medicaid Budget Update for FY 2012 and A Look Forward to 2013
(2012, February). Mid-Year State Medicaid Budget Update for FY 2012 and A Look Forward to 2013. Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
This report, based on structured discussions with leading Medicaid directors in November 2011 and survey questions emailed to all 50 states and DC in December 2011 and January 2012, builds on findings from Kaiser’s most recent comprehensive 50-state Medicaid budget survey.
The report finds that most states are on track with their Medicaid budget and enrollment trends for fiscal year 2012 and do not anticipate the need for significant mid-year cuts. Even so, the report finds that 10 states -- California, Colorado, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia -- are trying to close 2012 budget gaps by making mid-year revisions, including restricting additional benefits and provider payment rates. In Maine and Washington, the proposed mid-year cuts include broader measures (abstract from: http://www.kff.org/medicaid/8277.cfm).