Singer Bill to Prohibit Sudden Medicaid Reimbursement Decreases Clears Senate

Senator Robert Singer’s bill to prohibit unauthorized provider reimbursement rate decreases by Medicaid, NJ FamilyCare and other managed care organizations was passed Thursday by the full Senate.

“Vulnerable patients should not be blindsided with higher health care costs,” said Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean). “Managed care organizations must explore all other options before seeking to decrease provider benefits via a rigorous public process.”

Senator Singer’s S-2241 prohibits Medicaid managed care organizations from reducing provider reimbursement rates without approval from the Department of Human Services (DHS).

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