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OB-GYNs And ER Docs Miss Out On Medicaid Pay Hike

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A medical assistant checks a patient’s blood pressure at a community health center in Aurora, Colo. Metro Community Provider Network has received some 6,000 more Medicaid eligible patients since the health overhaul law was passed in 2010. A medical assistant checks a patient’s blood pressure at a community health center in Aurora, Colo. Metro Community Provider Network has received some 6,000 more Medicaid eligible patients since the health overhaul law was passed in 2010. John Moore/Getty Images Obstetricians, gynecologists and emergency room doctors will be shut out of the higher Medicaid pay that primary care doctors will start collecting in January. The Obama administration made the ruling late Thursday. Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid rates for primary care doctors will soon be on par with what Medicare pays.

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Jeffrey Cain

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0.220513 Jeffrey Cain said in a statement that the final rule bringing Medicaid payments even with Medicare for primary care “is a step in the right direction.”
0.0236479 Cain added, “Unless Congress acts to permanently extend and fund this provision, a sudden return to disparate and inadequate payment for primary care services needed by Medicaid patients after only two years will again threaten to restrict their access to such needed services.”
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StateOrCounty: Colo

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StateOrCounty: Aurora

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Organization: American Academy of Family Physicians

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Organization: Urban Institute

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The Affordable Care Act included a Medicaid pay hike for primary care doctors. It’s an incentive for them to see the larger number of patients who will be covered by an expansion of Medicaid under the law. Some other specialists who say they also provide primary care won’t be eligible for the increase.

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~ by vandal3di3go on February 18, 2013.

 
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