Medicaid Fees Could Drop By Half in Some States

January 1, 2015 12:07 PM

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A new study by the Urban Institute finds Medicaid primary care fees could drop by nearly half in many states if Congress doesn’t act to extend a temporary increase in the fees it pays for Medicaid patients.

The 2010 Affordable Care Act included a 2-year fee increase that brought Medicaid primary care fees in line with those paid for Medicare patients. The increase expires today. The federal government has fully funded the higher fees in an effort to ease the burden on states. Thus, without last-minute ...

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