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tjscott0 posts,

Article could be true. California reimburses primary care doctors @ 43% of medicare rate.


I guess they missed this important provision of the Obamacare law when they did the study.

Pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as amended by the H.R. 4872-24 Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Section 1202, ACA and 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 447 require state Medicaid agencies to reimburse primary care physicians with a specialty designation of family medicine, general internal medicine or pediatric medicine, at parity with Medicare for specified Evaluation and Management (E&M) and Vaccine Administration services.

The increased minimum payment level applies to specified primary care services and to services rendered by these provider types paid by Medicaid managed care plans that are contracted by states to provide the primary care services. The payment provides for 100 percent federal financial participation for any increase in payment above the amounts that would be due for these services under the provisions of the approved Medicaid state plan, as of July 1, 2009.


I don't doubt that there was a big difference in reimbursements in the past, but as they say, there's a new Sheriff in town.

Many Tea-Baggers seem to have missed this - perhaps they didn't read the bill? <LOL>

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