2015 Medicaid Rates, An Unfortunate Reversal for Many Doctors

The two year Medicaid reimbursement increase came to an end 2015.  As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), rates had been increased by 40% or more to match those of Medicare for CYs 2013 and 2014.

The increase in reimbursement was part of the initiative to have states expand Medicaid programs in hopes of providing greater access to health coverage to more low income, uninsured citizens.

As expected, Medicaid enrollments did increase and family physicians felt the biggest impact.  They will likely also feel the biggest impact of the new lower fee schedule.

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