We recently posted a blog on this site about the insanely low reimbursements of Medicaid. Now for some more obvious news. A new government report found that more than half of the physicians across the country who supposedly treat Medicaid patients don’t actually do so. Yup, the numbers are a scam:
According to a report prepared by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 43% of providers listed by MCOs as accepting Medicaid patients either were not practicing at the location where they were listed or were not participating in the MCO, and another 8% were not accepting new patients enrolled in the plan.
So, is this is a surprise to anyone? Expand Medicaid at your peril because there is no one there to treat these patients.