Denham partners with medical groups to develop Medicare, Medicaid pilot program
U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), the California Medical Association (CMA), and the Stanislaus Medical Society (SMS) have proposed a demonstration project in the congressman’s California district to study certain healthcare access reforms that could eventually also benefit low-income Americans around the country.
“Access is the biggest healthcare problem we have in the Central Valley,” said Rep. Denham on Oct. 17. “This project will improve physician reimbursement rates and bring more doctors and better care to our community.”
Specifically, the proposed Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) project would study reform of non-Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Medicaid physician payment on access to primary care and specialty physicians in Stanislaus County, Calif., which has a high concentration of Medicaid patients, according to the CMMI Medicaid Value-Based Payment Model Proposal released by the congressman’s office this week.
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