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Doctors Passing on Medicaid

Created on July 30, 2015

Doctors Passing on Medicaid


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Read the original report, "Medicaid at 50: Reform Is Needed to Better Serve Low-Income Health Care Needs," by Nina Owcharenko.

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While 95 percent of office-based physicians are accepting new patients, fewer than 70 percent are accepting Medicaid as payment.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Acceptance of New Patients with Public and Private Insurance by Office-based Physicians: United States, 2013,” NCHS Data Brief No. 195, March 2015, http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db195.pdf (accessed July 20, 2015).

CHART 3 • IB 4447

Tags: Medicaid, federal-spending, state-spending, doctors