The Boston Globe recently reported an agreement by the Obama administration to help provide increased funding for the Boston Medical Center, the Cambridge Health Alliance, and other Massachusetts hospitals as part of negotiations to continue the Medicaid waiver, which helped to fund the state’s landmark health insurance law. The state will have to appropriate about an additional $100 million under the agreement and the state is required to develop a new cost-conscious payment system that would be based more upon outcomes than on individual procedures.
About Sam Fish
Sam Fish has over 40 years of legal experience in federal and state human services laws and programs, having joined PCG in 1995 after serving as Chief Counsel, Region I, for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for more than 25 years. At PCG, Sam provides legal advice and counsel and has served on many projects that required legal research and interpretation and implementation of many federal and state laws.