WACEPWisconsin Chapter American College of Emergency Physicians
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WACEP says that because Medicaid payments to emergency physicians do not adequately cover the cost of the care they provide, the increasing number of Medicaid patients is draining resources available in the emergency department.
According to WACEP, emergency department physicians bear a significant share of the cost of providing care to Medicaid patients.
WACEP has called on the state to consider pegging Medicaid rates for certain emergency services to the federal Medicare rates.