CHA News Article

ACA to Further Boost Payments to Primary-Care Doctors

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule today that would increase payments to primary-care physicians serving Medicaid patients. Under the Affordable Care Act, the increase would bring Medicaid primary-care service fees in line with those paid by Medicare. The boost would be in effect for calendar years 2013 and 2014. States would receive more than $11 billion in new funds to bolster their Medicaid primary-care delivery systems. Attached is today’s HHS press release. The proposed rule is attached.