Doctors Ask for Longer Medicaid Primary Care Payment Hike

Published
  • January 02 2014, 7:00am EST

Five physician societies recently asked leaders of two power congressional committees to extend the Affordable Care Act’s Medicare primary care payment increase program for at least two more years, through 2016.

The societies argue that many states have only recently implemented the law’s provision under which the federal government pays to increase Medicaid rates for designated primary care services to the comparable Medicare rates, and the program is expected to expire at the end of 2014.

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