PCI could cut some Medicaid ties with private insurers

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Some doctors in Iowa might stop seeing some patients on Medicaid.

Cedar Rapids-based Physicians Clinic of Iowa is threatening to end its contracts with two of the state's three private Medicaid insurers. The clinic sent letters to Amerigroup and AmeriHealth, saying they're failing to pay PCI on time.

PCI told AmeriGroup it has 30 days to fix the issue, and AmeriHealth has 60 days.

If they don't pay, PCI won't see patients from either insurer starting September 1st.

PCI would still accept Medicaid patients with United Healthcare.

Clinic leaders say they're not trying to reduce access for patients, but bring attention to the issue.