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Concerning the reimbursement rate primary care providers receive to participate in medicaid (Rivers, Cleveland, Bailey)

Requires a medicaid payment for primary care services furnished by a nurse practitioner, a physician with a primary specialty designation of family medicine, general internal medicine, or pediatric medicine or provided by subspecialists within these primary specialties, on a fee-for-service basis as well as through managed health care systems, to be at a rate not less than one hundred percent of the payment rate that applies to those services and providers under medicare.

1ST SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL:
-Adds physician assistants and naturopathic physicians to the list of primary care providers.
-Removes the reference to the American Board of Physician Specialties.

Hearing Date: Thursday, February 09, 2017 -- 10:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5471&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)