State of Indiana to Increase Medicaid Reimbursements

The state of Indiana will increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for the health care providers who were cut funds in 2010. The new rates will begin January 2014.

Governor Mike Pence stated that the reimbursement rates were increased due to the state’s fiscal condition. He encourages providers to make investments that will improve the quality of care for Medicaid recipients and all residents.

The 2010 reductions will be eliminated completely for providers on a number of services including dental, vision, medical transportation, lab and radiology, speech and hearing therapy, freestanding dialysis and medical supplies.

The state reduced Medicaid reimbursement rates during the 2010 budget process as a cost containment measure. There are currently 1.1 million Medicaid recipients.