According to an article by Andy Miller published in the February 25, 2014 issue of Georgia Health News, physicians are finally receiving a long-delayed pay hike for Medicaid services.
The article stated that, more than a year after the pay hike was supposed to take effect, Georgia doctors began receiving extra payments last month from the three managed care organizations that serve the majority of Medicaid beneficiaries. The pay increase to family physicians, pediatricians and internists was designated a requirement for 2013 and 2014 by the Affordable Care Act. Eligible physicians are supposed to receive retroactive payments that date back to services delivered beginning January 1, 2013.
The article further stated that this pay increase is the first Medicaid raise for Georgia’s primary care doctors in more than a dozen years.