Due to the recent 53% cut to vaccine administration reimbursement and the ever increasing barriers to care created by the program, Village Pediatrics has decided to end our relationship with NC Medicaid.
We are no longer enrolling new Medicaid patients, but if we are currently serving your family, we intend to honor our commitment and continue to serve you. Additionally, new babies with a sibling in the practice will be accepted. Patients with commercial insurance that transition to Medicaid due to financial hardship will also be served. Unfortunately, we will not accept any new families with primary or secondary Medicaid.
This was easily the most difficult decision we have ever made as a practice. With no increase in reimbursement since 2008 and fees only 83.7% of what Medicare pays a family practitioner for the exact same service, we feel this step was necessary to maintain our high standard of care. We’ve made considerable investments of time and capital to improve quality and accountability, and unfortunately, that style of practice is no longer compatible with NC Medicaid.