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Attest by Dec. 31 for Medicaid pay hike

Physicians who are eligible for a significant, temporary Medicaid pay increase must complete an online attestation form by December 31 to receive an estimated 78 percent retroactive pay increase for qualifying services provided in 2013. Several hundred physicians who may be eligible still have not attested, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

The Wisconsin Medical Society has been working closely with DHS and physicians across the state to ensure that everyone who is eligible has attested and does not forfeit the pay increase for 2013. Physicians, including hospitalists, and advanced practice providers who attest after December 31 will receive the pay increase for only 2014.

An eligible physician is one who specializes in general internal medicine, family medicine or general pediatrics or an included subspecialty as defined by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) or American Osteopathic Academy (AOA) by fulfilling at least one of the following:

  • Certification from an ABMS, ABPS or AOA member board
  • 60 percent of services provided in the last calendar year (or prior month for newly eligible physicians) are billable under CPT codes 90460-90749 and 99201-99499

 
Additional information about eligibility and attestation is in this ForwardHealth Update. Click here to access the attestation form.

For more information, e-mail Chris Rasch in the Society’s Government Relations Department.

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