Bob Atlas Quoted in “Medicaid Insurers Face Big 2017 Paybacks”

Healthcare Financial Management Association

Bob Atlas, a Strategic Advisor in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, and President of EBG Advisors, Inc., was quoted in Healthcare Financial Management Association, in “Medicaid Insurers Face Big 2017 Paybacks,” by Rich Daly.

Following is an excerpt:

“Going forward, there's a chance the new administration would seek to remove that requirement, though the rule was published far enough back that rewriting it would demand a complete process of issuing a new draft for public comment, reacting to the comments, and so on,” Robert Atlas, president of EBG Advisors, said in an interview. …

But under either per capita caps or block grants, large cost shifts to the states would occur over the long term if the growth rate in the federal funding failed to keep up with healthcare cost trends, Atlas noted.