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Medicaid’s new thrift baffles lawmakers

The rapidly shrinking state Medicaid deficit can’t be explained by anything other than an “announcement effect” of the state’s far-reaching payment overhaul, which prompted healthcare providers to rein in costs and resulted in reducing the $5 billion program’s growth rate to a 25-year low, the state Medicaid director told lawmakers Wednesday.

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  • Headline: Medicaid’s new thrift baffles lawmakers
  • Publication: Front Section, Pages 1 on 02/07/2013
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