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Ducey Signs New Hospital Fee Bill That Will Get Them More Medicaid Funding

Governor Doug Ducey has signed legislation that will charge hospitals a new fee but bring them higher Medicaid payments in return.

It will assess hospitals about $350 million a year for services provided to outpatients.

Hospitals, physicians and other providers would in return get higher payments for caring for patients with Medicaid expected to total $1.1 billion.

The higher payments are expected to eliminate an estimated $1 billion in unreimbursed costs.

Ducey signed the bill Wednesday that overwhelmingly passed the Legislature before state lawmakers adjourned this week.

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