Doctors Ask for Longer Medicaid Primary Care Payment Hike

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

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The Davis-Bacon act requires the federal government to pay the local prevailing wage to contractors on public works projects. Why are physicians willing to accept paltry Medicaid rates?

Once you accept a Medicaid patient hoping to get the higher Medicare payment rate, you are stuck with that patient once the rate is lowered a year later. Physicians should refuse Medicaid patients until the rate is raised to acceptable levels.
Posted by jsavell | Thursday, January 02 2014 at 12:33PM ET
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