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2007 House Bill 4531: Require reports on Medicare and Medicaid provider reimbursement rates
Introduced by Rep. Kevin Green R- on March 27, 2007
To require the Department of Community Health to give the legislature an annual report detailing the difference between Medicaid and Medicare health care provider reimbursement rates. Medicare, the federal program that pays for most health care services for seniors, has reimbursement rates that are only slightly below market rates. Medicaid, the state/federal program that pays for medical services for the poor, has rates that are substantially below market rates, and because of this and the challenge of overcoming bureaucratic obstacles to getting paid, many providers refuse to see Medicaid patients.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on March 27, 2007