Rate Cuts Prompt Specialists To Stop Accepting Medicaid
Many specialists have stopped treating Medicaid beneficiaries because of recent cuts in reimbursement rates. Last year, about 20 states reduced physicians' Medicaid payments, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey. In addition, at least 16 governors have proposed cutting payments this year.
- "Cuts Leave Patients With Medicaid Cards, But No Specialist To See" (Pear, New York Times, 4/1).