States are slow to implement Medicaid pay hike, group says

08/27/2013 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

Data from the American Academy of Family Physicians showed primary care physicians in just six states are getting the higher payments for treating managed-care Medicaid patients called for by the Affordable Care Act as a way to increase access to care. The AAFP said CMS approved the pay increases in 33 states but state Medicaid programs still must negotiate the hikes with participating insurers.

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