Washington State Hospital Association Medicaid Supplemental Payments Matter

Analysis Group was retained by the Washington State Hospital Association and all Washington hospitals to conduct an audit of the supplemental Medicaid matching funds program, a program in which the state imposes a supplemental assessment on hospitals, then combines the funds with federal matching funds to provide additional Medicaid hospital payments. The Analysis Group team, led by Managing Principal Bruce Deal and Vice President Mark Gustafson, analyzed the financial performance of the existing program, including a secondary redistribution program, and helped the association design solutions to remedy an inequitable distribution. The Washington State Hospital Association also asked the team to perform financial modeling and implementation in support of newly passed legislation to avoid the problems in the original program while also providing substantial benefits to the hospitals.

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