New initiative targets Medicaid's 2014 primary care rate increase

November 2011
State Health Watch;Nov2011, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p3
The article focuses on the initiative of New Jersey-based Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) to make six state Medicaid programs come up with strategies to maximize the benefits of the mandated primary care rate increase. According to CHS senior program officer Tricia McGinnis, the rate increase is an opportunity to promote primary care, enhance beneficiary access, and support payment reforms. McGinnis adds that the initiative will help participating states to make most of the opportunity.


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