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State considering survey on Medicaid doctors

State considering survey on Medicaid doctors

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KGMI News Reporting, complied with AP News
By Tracy Ellis

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Many poor and disabled Washington residents have enrolled in Medicaid as part of Obamacare, but it’s unclear if there will be enough doctors to serve them.

The state Health Care Authority is planning to do a statewide survey of doctors to see if the federal health law’s temporary bump in Medicaid payments to doctors was an incentive that helped keep or add providers.

The bump in doctor pay was part of the Affordable Care Act and meant to address doctors’ complaints that Medicaid reimbursements were too low.

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