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Conference shows how the Medicaid market is embracing IT

Rebecca Vesely

About Rebecca Vesely

Rebecca Vesely is AHCJ's topic leader on health information technology and a freelance writer. She has written about health, science and medicine for AFP, the Bay Area News Group, Modern Healthcare, Wired, Scientific American online and many other news outlets.

Photo: Uditha Wickramanayaka via Flickr

Photo: Uditha Wickramanayaka via Flickr

Medicaid enrollment has jumped 27 percent since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, with 31 states and the District of Columbia choosing to expand program eligibility. Medicaid now covers 72.8 million Americans.

But reimbursement rates for Medicaid remain lower than private insurance and a shortage of participating providers is causing access challenges. Continue reading