Archive for January 12th, 2015

Retail Clinics Sound Good. But If You Need Follow-Up care, Good Luck.

Monday, January 12th, 2015

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“These clinics pick off the easy, high margin care and then punt when push comes to shove.  They have less interest in your well being and more in your wallet.”

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Medicaid Rates Are Going Down & There Is Nothing Doctors Can Do About It

Monday, January 12th, 2015

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By Shirie Leng, M.D.

Medicaid is a federal program for the very poor implemented by grants to states, which do the administration.  Medicaid typically pays doctors about 60 percent of what Medicare pays.  In Florida, a typical primary care visit might pay the doctor $32.  In Alabama, doctors who agree to be the primary care physicians of record for Medicaid patients get a whopping $2.60 per beneficiary per month, a fee with which the doctor has to maintain 24 hour office availability and use EMR.

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