The Impact of the Medicaid Primary Care Fee Bump on the Cost and Quality of Care for Dual-Eligibles with Multiple Chronic Conditions
Colloquium | April 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 198 University Hall
Mark Unruh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
The Affordable Care Act enacted a temporary Medicaid primary care fee bump that required states Medicaid programs to reimburse health care providers the same rates as Medicare for primary care services for all Medicaid patients during a two-year period, 2013-2014. For dual-eligibles, states Medicaid programs were required to reimburse providers the full 20% Medicare coinsurance for primary care services. This study examines the impact of the Medicaid primary care fee bump on the cost and quality of care for dual-eligibles with multiple chronic conditions.