As Louisiana deals with chronic shortages in the state healthcare budget and works through accepting the federal Medicaid expansion, a whole lot of acronyms are being tossed around, like ACA, IGTs, CMS, IAT, DSH payments, FMAP rates.
What the heck is all this alphabet soup, you ask? Here’s a quick class on Medicaid terminology.
First is “ACA”, which stands for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Then there’s “CMS”, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare services. That’s the federal administrative and rule-making authority for Medicaid.