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Physician Groups Push Back on Medicaid Block Grant Plan

Key clinical point: CMS launches block grant program in Medicaid.

Major finding: Program targets specific Medicaid population.

Study details: CMS will give states more flexibility to manage their programs through a defined budget for this population, including allowing for cost-sharing measures such as closed formularies and cost-sharing incentives for use of high-value services.

Disclosures: CMS as the developer of the block grant program makes no disclosures.


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.