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Society continues work to improve Medicaid reimbursement structure

As noted in the July 3 Medigram alert, Governor Tony Evers used his veto pen to remove $24 million allocated for additional physician Medicaid reimbursement in the biennial budget. While this is not the outcome the Wisconsin Medical Society advocated for, there is recognition of the problem of low reimbursement by the Governor and the State Legislature.

This week, Society President George Morris, MD, and Society CEO, Bud Chumbley, MD, delivered a letter to Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm renewing our commitment to collaborate with DHS and develop a solution to increase access to care. The Society and DHS will meet later this month to start the dialogue on a plan to improve the physician reimbursement structure in Medicaid. We will continue to update members on this process as it moves forward.

Contact Lisa Davidson for more information.

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