Inland Empire Health Plan Starts Doling Out Additional Payments to Primary Care Providers
Inland Empire Health Plan -- the Medi-Cal managed care plan for San Bernardino and Riverside counties -- has begun paying Medicaid primary care providers at Medicare rates, as called for by the Affordable Care Act. IEHP has paid out about $7 million in additional payments to 392 network physicians. However, IEHP has not yet received federal funding for the higher payments, which is being distributed through the state Department of Health Care Services.
- "IEHP Makes First Round of Additional Physician Payments" (Payers & Providers, 10/31).