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Doctors Demand Better Medicaid Reimbursements
Health Leaders Media - Janice Simmons

Several major primary care physician groups, plus the AFL-CIO and Consumers Union, are among the 118 groups that sent a letter Tuesday to congressional leaders in the House and Senate urging them to support “equality of Medicaid and Medicare rates” for primary care services. The groups are calling for the lawmakers to “ensure meaningful access to care under the proposed Medicaid expansion” by adopting in the reconciled House Senate health reform agreement the initial House provision that would bring Medicaid reimbursement rates for primary care “in line with comparable Medicare rates within four years.”

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