Alabama Medicaid budget worries health care providers

"Gov. Robert Bentley and Medicaid Commissioner Stephanie Azar warn that the budget could force Medicaid to cut services like adult prescription drugs, outpatient dialysis, and hospice care. A primary care bump – which brings physicians’ reimbursements for Medicaid patients in-line with the higher-paying Medicare rate – could also be in jeopardy. That may restrict access to services for both Medicaid recipients and the privately insured and drive more patients into the state’s emergency rooms."

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