Thursday, March 30, 2017
Provider reimbursement is only a small part of what Medi-Cal pays. It pays for indigent care, skilled nursing facilities, home health services. Providers receive only a small portion of the total budget for medi-cal patients.
The Affordable Care Act has made insurance available to many who live at or near the poverty line. However it does not assure access to providers who are the entry level into the system.
Contrary to prediction patient flows the emergency rooms have become even bigger since few providers accept medi-cal. Medi-Cal's rates do not cover overhead for providers, and they are often seen at a loss unfortunately.
Insurance and access are two sides of the coin in regard to health care.
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