The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) continues to work to oppose Medicaid rate cuts enacted by the General Assembly during the 2014 short session that will take effect in the near future. Please take this brief survey to let us know how your practice will respond to the impending cuts, your responses will help our continued advocacy efforts on this important issue.
The General Assembly recently enacted a 3 percent rate reduction in Medicaid for physician services, which the NCMS expects to be implemented in December. Primary care physicians who qualified for the increased payment rates under the ACA are exempt from this reduction until Jan. 1, 2015, when the increased ACA rates expire. Additionally, the General Assembly’s 2014 budget calls for another 1 percent reduction to payment rates for Medicaid providers. This brings the total coming rate reductions for physician services to approximately 4 percent in 2015 and beyond.