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Docs say states are making calculated cuts to Medicaid rates
Modern Healthcare

Some providers say states such as Oklahoma and North Dakota may be cutting Medicaid rates by as much as 25% and 47% respectively, as a way to cover up how much future payment cuts would affect beneficiaries.In a letter to the CMS, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and American Osteopathic Association say they believe the states may be dropping their rates now in anticipation of new rules that require the states to assess how payments affect access to care.There is “deep concern over the disturbing trend of states cutting Medicaid payment rates,” providers said in letter, adding that they believe it is calculated.