Physicians, hospitals say Medicaid rule falls short of ensuring access to care

January 05, 2016

Physicians and hospitals want the CMS to require state Medicaid agencies to do more to make sure beneficiaries have access to care than called for under a final rule published last fall. The rule outlines how Medicaid agencies must monitor access, particularly when they cut payment rates for physicians. The U.S. Supreme Court, in the meantime, ruled in March last year that beneficiaries and providers can't sue state Medicaid agencies over rate cuts.