Medicaid Provider Taxes

Source: Jean Hearne, Congressional Research Service, Order Code RS22843, March 21, 2008

Provider-specific taxes have been used by many states over the last two decades to help pay for the costs of the Medicaid program. Such taxes are required to meet a number of federal laws and regulations, some of which have been in flux recently. This report provides background information on provider-specific taxes and describes recent legislative and administrative action on the tax programs.

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