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Maryland holds Medicaid evaluation and management reimbursement rates steady

March 20th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

In a historic move, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today announced that it will maintain the current Medicaid reimbursement rates for evaluation and management (E&M) services for enrolled Marylanders. For the first time, Medicaid’s rates paid to physicians are more than Medicare for E&M visits, enabling doctors to provide the same access to care to Medicaid patients as it does to Medicare patients.


“During the pandemic, we saw significant growth in Medicaid enrollment, meaning more Marylanders are relying on this critical program to access health care,” said MDH Secretary Dr. Laura Herrera Scott. “The success in increasing provider participation stemming from this decision is not only financially sensible, but also essential for equitable health care access for all Medicaid recipients.”