State to restore hospital charity care fund, Medicaid enrollment growing faster than projected

A PHOTO OF the state capitol is taken from the Statehouse lawn in Providence./ COURTESY JACK NEWTON
PROVIDENCE — Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Medicaid Director Patrick Tigue has recommended increasing the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital funding to the state cap, $138.3 million, increasing the office’s $1.9 million deficit to $17.3 million in FY18 as the health coverage program's enrollment increases faster than anticipated. The office is reporting higher Medciaid…

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