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Governor Nathan Deal applauded the Legislature's passage of State Bill 70, which renewed the hospital provider fee program. (Photo courtesy of

Governor Deal will Sign Legislation Tomorrow for Hospital Medicaid Financing Program

13 February 2017

Governor Nathan Deal will sign legislation tomorrow giving $900 million to the state’s Medicaid program.

The bill, known as the Hospital Medicaid Financing Program, or hospital provider fee, was passed in both the Senate and the House on Friday. This renewed the legislation for another three years.

The program allows the state to collect fee money from hospitals. Federal funds match the fee money. And funds can then go back to the hospital, in the form of reimbursements. Reimbursement amounts are dependent on how many patients use Medicaid at the hospital.

Deal was a strong supporter of the bill. Almost all 50 states have some kind of hospital provider fee program.

Read Deal’s full press release:

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