Navigant's Dave Mosley in Becker's Hospital Review
Republicans have floated the idea of transforming Medicaid into a block grant program for years, and now with control of the White House and Congress, they are in a position to make the change.
The Medicaid block grant system would provide states with fixed federal grants for Medicaid spending. The amount of the grant would vary by state, depending on the state's population, and states would be able to decide how to spend the grant money as well as regulate who qualifies for services in the state. The states could also cap enrollment.
Navigant Managing Director Dave Mosley answers five questions about how a Medicaid block grant program would affect hospitals and how healthcare providers are preparing for the future.