At a loss over Medicaid

Greene, Jay
November 2006
Modern Healthcare;11/20/2006, Vol. 36 Issue 46, p32
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The article offers a look at the increasing number of physicians in the U.S. who are declining to accept Medicaid patients. According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Center for Studying Health System Change, doctors cited low reimbursement, excessive administrative paperwork and bureaucratic hassles as the reasons they avoid or restrict Medicaid. The center also found that Medicaid patients are becoming concentrated in large medical groups, hospitals and community health centers.


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