6.20.12 Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, said Tuesday he is filing legislation that would create more financial and efficiency accountability for Medicaid funding.
Cassidy’s proposed legislation also would reduce Louisiana’s — and other states’ — share of the Medicaid health-care funding for the nation’s poor. He plans to file the legislation on Wednesday, he said.
Called the Medical Accountability and Care Act, Cassidy said he wants to start the conversation now to build momentum for the bill that he hopes will move legislatively next year. The intent is to change the way the nation finances Medicaid and insert more incentives for creating quality health programs while weeding out fraud, he said.