CMS May Up Pay For Low-Income Health Centers Under ACA

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT) -- Health centers that offer health care services to patients regardless of whether they can pay could, under the Affordable Care Act, see a roughly 30 percent increase in the Medicare payments they receive for services they provide to Medicare beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said in a proposed rule Wednesday.

The centers, known as federally qualified health centers, take payments on a sliding scale to patients who earn well below the federal poverty line, and will receive the increased payments as part of...
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