Given the snail-like speed of the federal government, the hospital revenue taxes under consideration in many states, including Tennessee, it could be a while before they have any impact on state Medicaid program.
Late last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved plans for Colorado's hospital tax almost one year after state legislators passed the law, reports the Denver Post. Gov. Bill Ritter signed House Bill 1293 on April 21, 2009, authorizing collection of the hospital provider fee.The background on Tennessee's plan for a "coverage fee" is here. The legislation creating the fee is expected to go before the state's Senate finance committee on April 13th and the House budget committee on April 14th.
Apr 7, 2010 2:34 PM