Gov. Pence Touts HIP 2.0 Provider Increases

Governor Mike Pence is touting a bit of an expansion through the state’s Healthy Indiana Plan.

Low-income state residents have seen increases in the number of primary-care doctors. According to information released from the Governor’s office 335 physicians and 939 providers have joined since the Plans’ expansion.

The Governor announced HIP 2.0 in January of this year after receiving federal approval. Pence says incentives built into the HIP plan reimburse providers at a higher rate compared with Medicare.

The combined managed care plans have entered into 794 new contracts with medical providers to serve HIP members.

Pence says the response shows popularity with both members and clinicians.