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Adequacy of Medicaid Payments Varies Widely Nation-wide

Medicaid payments for primary care services vary significantly in their adequacy in comparison to the payments providers receive from private insurers.

According to a Washington Post blog based on a Forbes magazine report, state Medicaid payments for primary care range from 29 percent of private insurer payments (Rhode Island) to 112 percent of private insurer payments (Alaska).

The figures also suggest that the states with the broadest Medicaid programs generally pay the least and those that cover more people pay better.

Find the article, and an excellent 50-state map presenting payment comparability, in this Washington Post blogiStock_000008112453XSmall.

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