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Docs receiving enhanced Medicaid managed-care pay in just six states, AAFP says
Modern Healthcare

The American Academy of Family Physicians reports that there are only six states at this point where primary-care physicians are receiving enhanced Medicaid managed-care payments under the healthcare reform law to bring them up to Medicare payment levels.

The Medicaid payment parity provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was designed to promote access to primary care for new Medicaid beneficiaries under the law’s expansion of coverage to adults earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level.

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