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Reimbursement

The WSMA reaffirms its policies that address the deficiencies in the Medicaid payment schedule for physicians in order to avoid limiting patient access to health care. (Res C-5, A-14; C-6, A-15)

The WSMA requests the state legislature to fund the Medicaid program at a level that will reimburse physicians the reasonable costs associated with providing cost effective, quality, medical care. (Res 32, C-86) (Reaffirmed A-17)

The WSMA believes Medicaid should be reimbursed at today's Medicare rates, and Medicare should be reimbursed at today's commercial insurance rates. (EC Rpt A, A-01) (Reaffirmed A-17)

The WSMA opposes payment for the delivery of obstetrical services in the home (home deliveries). (EC 4/92) (Reaffirmed A-17)


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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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