Medicaid Payment Delays Affect Physician Participation

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"Do Reimbursement Delays Discourage Medicaid Participation By Physicians?" Health Affairs: The study, released by the Center for Studying Health System Change, examines how variation in average reimbursement times across states affects physicians' willingness to accept Medicaid beneficiaries.

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The study finds that payment delays can offset the effects of higher Medicaid payment rates on physician participation in the program (Cunningham/O'Malley, Health Affairs, 11/18).

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