Medicaid falls short, particularly when it comes to physician reimbursement
It's been a few days since I last posted. Reason: re-connecting with relatives in the mountains of Pennsylvania--mainly for family ties but also to research some of my mennonite roots.
Here's an article I came across yesterday that addresses one of the chief problems of federal reimbursement programs, which is the fact that, as far as physicians see it, reimbursement levels are too low. Of course, this is not a problem that is confined to medicaid (i.e. federal proposals to reduce reimbursement rates for medicare). However, the problem with medicaid is that the feds are allowing the individual states to excercise more discretion as to how expansive (or restrictive) their state plans are.
Here's the link to the article and a link to a past post on this blog regarding medicaid ---
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