Durbin Amendment Delays Financial Hit to Medicaid Providers

The U.S. Senate’s supplemental appropriations bill, passed March 29, includes a provision from Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) that places a two-year moratorium on a proposed rule to decrease funding sources available to states to finance Medicaid expenditures. The bill now goes to a House-Senate conference committee for consideration. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…