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State Medicaid outlays exceed expectations: survey
Modern Healthcare

State Medicaid spending rose a higher-than-expected 8.8% in fiscal 2010 as the majority of states added provider rate cuts or freezes, according to a survey of state officials conducted by a division of the Kaiser Family Foundation. The growth in 2010 easily surpassed the 6.3% growth originally projected by the directors and was the highest in eight years, according to a news release from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. The directors budgeted for Medicaid spending growth of 7.4% in fiscal 2010.