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Nurse Practitioners of New York

Medicaid Primary Care Payment Bill Introduced

Posted over 5 years ago by Juliette Blount

Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified  nurse-midwives, and clinical nurse specialists would be eligible to receive higher  payment in 2013 and 2014 for some Medicaid primary care services under  bipartisan legislation introduced August 2.   AANP worked closely with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) in drafting the “Protecting  Access to Primary Care Act” (H.R. 2986)  to expand provisions of the Affordable Care Act to improve access to primary  care services by increasing Medicaid payments to the rates Medicare pays for  those services.  The legislation offers  NPs an opportunity to educate lawmakers on the critical role nurse practitioners  play in providing primary care to Medicaid enrollees.

Source: AANP Federal Legislative Update