Mediciad expansion is a major part of the Affordable Care Act, and it will extend healthcare coverage to nearly 30 million Americans by 2021.
While this is great news for the people who can benefit from the coverage, what does it mean for the healthcare providers who treat the patients?
IT company athenahealth recently published its annual report on the performance of healthcare payers, which identified Medicaid as the slowest payer with the highest denial rates and the least transparency. View the infographic below.
This information is important for healthcare providers who practice in Medicaid expansion states to consider, because Medicaid patients will begin to make up a larger percentage of their patient populations in the coming years.