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Beneficiaries will have more options to meet long-term care
SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2011 -- A reformed Medicaid
program must put coordinated primary care at the forefront of its
efforts, the American College of Physicians (ACP) said in a
position paper released today at Internal Medicine 2011,
ACP's annual scientific meeting. Medicaid and Health Care Reform
highlights how primary care physicians will assume a major role in
providing care to Medicaid beneficiaries.
"The Medicaid program faces significant changes in the next few
years as millions of current and newly eligible people will receive
Medicaid coverage" said J. Fred Ralston Jr., MD, FACP, president of
ACP. "With this challenge comes the opportunity to reform Medicaid
to ensure its future sustainability and solvency."
ACP's paper contends that the program must do more to ensure
that physicians can afford to provide care, that information can be
shared across the health care infrastructure, and that
administrative burdens are mitigated to allow physicians more time
to care for patients. It emphasizes quality care over volume-based
care and says the programs will need to provide beneficiaries with
more options to meet their long-term care needs.
The 38-page paper provides brief updates on changes to the
program over the last three to four years and makes a dozen
recommendations on how the Medicaid program can be improved to
ensure access and sustainability in the future:
"The Medicaid system provides vital health services to
vulnerable populations, such as the poor and disabled," Dr. Ralston
concluded. "But like the health care system as a whole, Medicaid
needs to be improved to emphasize preventive and primary care. The
need for the program is even more elevated as we've seen during the
recent recession when more people have been forced to rely on the
Medicaid system for coverage."
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specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in
the United States. ACP members include 130,000 internal medicine
physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical
students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and
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