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Medicaid Gives Docs a Raise

Primary care physicians serving Medicaid patients will receive a raise in their fees for the next two years.

The raises, a temporary measure mandated by the Affordable Care Act, will be in effect for calendar years 2013 and 2014 and will raise Medicaid’s primary care physician fees to the same level paid by Medicare for comparable services.

The $11 billion needed to pay for this raise will come from the federal government.  States will not be required to provide matching funds.

Read a news release from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about the new Medicaid primary care fee here, a CMS fact sheet here, and the newly proposed regulation hereHealth Care Reform/Flag.

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