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Medicaid, CHIP costs swell to $444 billion
Modern Healthcare

The second annual report (PDF) from the congressionally chartered advisory group on Medicaid quantified the program’s historic size and recommended a series of initiatives to improve the quality of care it funds while reducing costs and fraud.

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, established by the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, is the first nonpartisan congressionally supported agency focused entirely on issues affecting Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.