Kaiser Health News: Doctors face big cuts in Medicaid pay

Kaiser Health News: Doctors face big cuts in Medicaid pay

By Phil Galewitz

Andy Pasternak, a family doctor in Reno, saw more than 100 new Medicaid patients last year after the state expanded the insurance program for the poor under the Affordable Care Act.


“The Medicaid pay boost was never meant to be a silver bullet,” said Leonardo Cuello, director of health policy at the National Health Law Program, an advocacy group for low-income Americans.

Still, he worries about the provider fee cuts. “It won’t sink the ship but … I’m concerned it will contribute to access problems.” Read the full article here. »

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