Sunset of ACA enhanced Medicaid payments could hurt beneficiaries in Vermont

December 30, 2014 7:30 PM

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Sunset of ACA enhanced Medicaid payments could hurt beneficiaries in Vermont

Enhanced federal Medicaid payments to doctors for primary care services will end in January. The reimbursement increases under the Affordable Care Act sunset next month.

The change could make it harder for doctors to take patients from Medicaid, according to Dr. Paul Harrington, with the Vermont Medical Society. Lower reimbursements could make it difficult for primary doctors who benefited from the enhanced payments to continue offering services to Medicaid patients...

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