The Affordable Care Act grants “qualified” primary care physicians in Indiana and the nation a two-year pay boost for their care of Medicaid patients. The law offers federal dollars to fund additional pay that is “not less than the Medicare rates” for 2013 and 2014 and designates family medicine, general internal medicine, pediatric medicine and their subspecialties to receive the increase.
In a November Bulletin, the Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) announced it would “make quarterly supplemental payment to self-attested qualifying physicians for qualifying primary care services” provided to fee-for-service members. Physicians providing services under managed care plans will be notified later about how they will be paid any increase.
Nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurse midwives delivering primary care services within their scope of practice under oversight of a qualifying physician will also earn higher pay for the next two years.
Find more details in IHCP Bulletin BT201247.