New Information on Medicaid Primary Care Rate Increase

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesMedicaid has issued updated information for physicians who self-attested in hopes of receiving the primary care rate increase. For those physicians who self-attested before May 1, 2013, they will see their rate increases be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2013. For those who self-attested on May 2, or later, their rate increase will be from the date they completed and were approved through the self-attestation process. The payments are expected to be made in June.

This is good news for Ohio physicians; as the Ohio State Medical Association previously reported, before this change, only those physicians who attested by Feb. 2, 2013 were going to receive increased payments retroactive to Jan. 1.

Additionally, because Medicaid cannot begin distributing the increased payments until it receives state plan approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), physicians should not expect to see the rate increase go into effect until June 2013 or later this summer.

Click to read Medicaidís updated information.

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