The ACA Primary Care Increase: State Plans for SFY 2015

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To increase support for physicians providing primary care for Medicaid beneficiaries, and to improve access to primary care as Medicaid coverage expands, the ACA increased Medicaid payment rates for many primary care services to Medicare fee levels in 2013 and 2014. The rate increase applies only to physicians serving Medicaid beneficiaries in both fee-for-service and managed care. The federal government funded 100% of the primary care fee increase relative to the rates states were paying as of July 1, 2009. This report assesses states’ plans to extend the primary care rate increase beyond December 31, 2014.

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Date: Nov 2014
Author: Kaiser Family Foundation