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New Mexico’s Medicaid program is poised to get a $60 million shot in the arm that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham believes will help improve access to health care providers for all New Mexicans and alleviate the upward pressure on commercial insurance costs for employers, their workers and private individuals.
With a $13 million boost from the Legislature, matched by nearly $47 million in federal funds, Lujan Grisham’s administration plans to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates to health providers for the first time in more than a decade, said state Human Services Secretary David Scrase.
“This will improve access and quality of care for our Medicaid recipients, but we believe it will have a positive affect on the entire market in New Mexico,” Scrase told the Journal.
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