Medicaid must keep higher reimbursement rates

August 25, 2013

A letter writer argues for making Medicaid-Medicare reimbursement parity permanent.

If Medicaid is serious about attracting primary care physicians to take on new patients, the reimbursement rate cannot revert after 2014 (“Higher Medicaid payments coming soon,” July 10, 2013.) What’s the incentive for the physician other than a short-term bump in revenue? The hassles that come with Medicaid are not worth the effort.

Mike Robertson

Batesville, Indiana