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More Than Better Pay Needed to Lure Docs to Medicaid

Primary care physicians want more than better reimbursement as an inducement to serve more Medicaid patients.

They also want simpler administrative procedures, faster payment, and lower costs associated with treating those patients.

These findings come from a survey of primary care physicians in Washington state.

Recruiting more primary care physicians to serve Medicaid patients is more important than ever because many states will be taking advantage of Affordable Care Act incentives to expand eligibility for their Medicaid programs.

The survey results and more can be found in the article “Physicians May Need More Than Higher Reimbursements to Expand Medicaid Participation:  Findings From Washington State,” which was published in the September 2013 edition of the journal Health Affairs.  Find that article herehealth affairs.

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