Upping the rate

Medical groups want more money (Ed. — I could stop there and you wouldn’t really be surprised, would you?) for treating medicaid patients.

The reason is because the amount the state pays isn’t enough to cover the cost of treating the patients, especially when overhead costs are factored in.

It is not just, however, medical groups. The Chamber of Commerce, the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, and others are all supporting the effort. Inflation and cost increases are making things difficult for doctors and medical facilities, some of whom will stop treating medicaid patients unless things improve.