The Medicaid Primary Care Bump has proven vital to Colorado’s family physicians, patients and communities. Below, Dr. Glenn Madrid, Colorado Academy of Family Physician’s President and Chair, discusses why the bump matters to him. To learn more about the Medicaid Primary Care Bump and it’s effect on Colorado’s family physicians and patients, click here.
The Medicaid Primary Care Bump is vital to family physicians in Colorado. Background on the Medicaid Primary Care Bump The Affordable Care Act temporarily raised Medicaid primary care rates into parity with Medicare rates. While federal funding for this “bump” ended in December of 2014, Colorado continued funding through the current fiscal year ending June, 2016.
Every Family Physician I’ve talked to has consistently highlighted one part of family medicine that makes it truly special – the relationships you build with your patients. We have to preserve that bond that is so vital to the joy of family medicine. Many challenges face family medicine – payment reform, electronic health records, growing
In honor of Family Medicine and the Family Physicians dedicated to advancing high quality health care for all Coloradans, Governor John Hickenlooper proclaimed October Family Health Month. Thank you and congratulations to all of Colorado’s Family Physicians, who are vital to making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation!