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 Death To (Medicaid) Taxes, OIG Says

A Pennsylvania tax on a Medicaid managed care group’s gross receipts appears to violate federal laws, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Inspector General says in a new report, and ProviderNation has the story.
 
“The tax appears to be an assessment on health care items or services, specifically the health care services provided by [managed care organizations],” the report says. “If the tax is determined to be health-care-related, it is impermissible because it is not broad-based (the Gross Receipts Tax does not apply to all MCOs) and because it holds the Medicaid MCOs harmless as taxpayers (the state agency includes the cost of the Gross Receipts Tax as a supplemental payment in its capitation payments to Medicaid MCOs).”
 
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Bill Myers is Provider’s senior editor. Email him at wmyers@providermagazine.com. Follow him on Twitter, @ProviderMyers.
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