Bozeman Health May Lose $2.6 Million in Budget Cuts
Bozeman Health say they might see a $2.6 million drop in revenue this year because of state cuts in Medicaid reimbursement rates. John Hill, the president of Bozeman Health, says the hospital does not plan on any layoffs or reduction in services. Hill says they will try to make up the difference by saving money on supplies, including medications and equipment.
Hill says the loss is based on the number of Medicaid patients who received treatment at the hospital or its clinics in 2017. The cuts come as the state is dealing with a projected $227 million budget shortfall.
(The Associated Press contributed to this story)