Hospital DSH en N.H. Begins To Wrestle With Medicaid Expansion <p>A group of New Hampshire lawmakers will meet Wednesday to begin discussing how the state should move forward under the nation&rsquo;s health care law.&nbsp; One of the big questions for the Joint Health Care Reform Oversight Committee is whether New Hampshire should expand its Medicaid program.</p><p>The recent Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act gives states the option to extend Medicaid to more low-income residents. Under the new law, beginning in 2014, an adult who brings home less than $15,000 a year and a family of four with income under about $30,000 will qualify. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:22:31 +0000 Brian Wallstin 9418 at N.H. Begins To Wrestle With Medicaid Expansion Hospitals and State Spar Over Money <p>There&rsquo;s a lot of tension between New Hampshire and hospitals in the state right now.</p><p>The source of the, of course.</p><p>Thursday morning the two sides clashed in federal court over a cut in how much the state pays to treat low-income patients.</p><p>And then this afternoon, lawmakers drilled down on a tax dispute with some of the hospitals.</p><p>Even before the budget passed in June the state&rsquo;s relationship with hospitals was strained.</p><p>But by the time the dust settled the relationship had been put in the ICU.</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 00:07:20 +0000 820 at Hospitals and State Spar Over Money Hospitals Take State To Court Over Medicaid Reimbursement <p>The Attorney General&rsquo;s Office&nbsp;Thursday argued a federal judge should dismiss a lawsuit filed by 10 hospitals against the state.</p><p>Hospitals are suing over the state&rsquo;s decision to cut how much it pays doctors and hospitals for treating low-income Medicaid patients.</p><p>They say those cuts violate New Hampshire&rsquo;s agreement with the federal government to provide care to the poor.</p><p>But Senior Assistant Attorney General Nancy Smith says hospitals have no legal authority to question state reimbursement rates.</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:53:21 +0000 813 at