Journal Article Medicaid Physician Fees Remained Substantially Below Fees Paid by Medicare in 2019
Stephen Zuckerman, Laura Skopec, Joshua Aarons
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In 2019, as in prior years, Medicaid physician fees remained well below Medicare and private insurance fees despite growth in Medicaid enrollment. Low Medicaid physician fees have important implications in terms of access to care for Medicaid enrollees and the effects of proposals to expand coverage through a Medicaid buy-in program or a Medicaid-like public option.

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Research Areas Health and health care Social safety net Taxes and budgets
Tags Health insurance Health care delivery and payment Health equity Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State programs, budgets Medicare State and local tax issues
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