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Hospitals Complain About Low Medicaid Payments

Even as Pennsylvania considers a new approach to serving some Medicaid patients, hospitals are complaining about the inadequacy of the state’s Medicaid payments for outpatient services.

Health Benefits Claim FormThose payments, hospitals note, sometimes amount to only 30-40 percent of the cost of some outpatient services.

While Medicaid inpatient fees have been raised on several occasions over the years, outpatient fees have been the same for more than two decades.

Read more about the challenges Pennsylvania hospitals face in getting adequate reimbursement for Medicaid outpatient services in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article.

Filed in Pennsylvania Medicaid policy.

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