October 19, 2005
We have just learned that Governor Bush and the US Department of Health and Human Services have reached a compromise on the Governor's Medicaid reform plan. At this time, details are sketchy on the details of the compromise, but the sticking point had been the hospital's Upper Payment Limit (UPL). Gov. Bush and HHS Secretary Leavitt plan to sign an agreement later today in Washington, DC. As a result, we expect a special session to be called on this issue the week of December 5th.