More doctors participating in Medicaid

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The Hartford Business Journal is reporting on the increase in primary care providers caring for Medicaid consumers. The number of Medicaid primary care providers has more than doubled in the last two years. This is critically important as an estimated 150,000 more state residents will qualify for Medicaid coverage under the ACA. The article credits the recent, but temporary increase, in payment rates, but also cites lasting improvements in administration that could help retain those providers in the program beyond the rate increase.