Overview: Proposed Federal Rules for Increased Medicaid Payment for Primary Care Providers

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The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) published an analysis of HHS’ proposed regulatory language for implementing the Medicaid primary care rate increase under the Affordable Care Act. The goal of the provision is to increase primary care access in Medicaid. The proposed rule requires Medicaid agencies to reimburse certain physicians with at least Medicare rates for primary care services furnished in 2013 and 2014 and provides full federal match to fund the payment increases.

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Date: May 2012