Most doctors in private practice lose money on Medicaid patients, because the program pays less than commercial health plans or Medicare, the federal insurance program for Americans over 65. Many physicians already don’t accept Medicaid, and millions of new enrollees clamoring for appointments will strain those who do.
About 46 percent of physicians accept Medicaid, according to a 15-city survey last year by staffing firm Merritt Hawkins. That’s down about 10 percent from four years before. To encourage primary-care doctors to take Medicaid patients, the Affordable Care Act has temporarily increased the program’s payments to doctors, matching Medicare’s higher rates through 2014. But the boost doesn’t apply to specialists such as cardiologists and oncologists.
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Capitol Imaging Services is the largest independent radiology practice of its type serving the Southeastern United States. Not only do we perform the scan, we provide the radiology expertise to review test images and issue critical findings to physicians and other healthcare providers.
Capitol Imaging Services also works to lower out of pocket expenses for people undergoing exams that are not entirely covered by health insurance. For those with unfulfilled insurance deductibles or no health insurance coverage, that’s a major financial advantage. And, that advantage is enjoyed without sacrificing quality of imaging technology, reporting or radiological expertise.
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