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Primary-care docs to see increase in Medicaid rates
Modern Healthcare

States will receive an $11 billion boost for primary-care physicians in their Medicaid programs over the next two years, under a new proposed rule (PDF).

The temporary increase in 2013 and 2014 is mandated by a provision of the 2010 federal healthcare overhaul and aims to bring Medicaid primary-care payments in line with the level provided by Medicare. The provision, released Wednesday, would increase average Medicaid primary care payments by 34%, according to one estimate cited by CMS.