The state has expanded the program in recent years to improve children’s health, but New Mexico’s current budget crunch leaves its future in question. In Medicaid news in other states, Connecticut’s budget would bring back radiology cuts and Louisiana lawmakers block the new Medicaid-financed centers aimed at helping “medically fragile” kids.

The Associated Press:
Lawmakers Back 1-Year Delay On New Pediatric Health Centers

Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to block the creation of new Medicaid-financed centers aimed at helping “medically fragile” children. With an 85-0 vote Wednesday, the House gave final legislative passage to a measure placing a one-year moratorium on pediatric day health care centers, not allowing any new ones into the state-funded program until July 2017. (5/12)

This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.

N.M. Home Health Visits Could Be Eligible For Federal Medicaid Funds, Expert Says
Tagged on: