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Title
The impact of Medicaid adoption of the Medicare fee schedule.
First Author
Holahan, John
Date of Pub
1993 Spring
Pages
11-24
Volume
14
Issue
3
Other Authors
Gates, Michael; Tsoflias, Lynn; Wade, Martcia
Abstract
In this article, the authors simulate the effects on Federal and State Medicaid expenditures of increasing Medicaid fees to Medicare fee schedule (MFS) levels. Strict adoption of the MFS by the States would increase total Medicaid spending by approximately 4 percent, $2.5 to $2.9 billion. Because Medicaid fees vary across States, so does the impact of adopting the MFS. Medicaid spending would increase significantly in some wealthy States with large Medicaid populations and in a few small, relatively poor States. Some States currently pay more than the MFS for obstetrical services. If these fees continued at higher levels for obstetrical care, total Medicaid spending would increase by $3.5 to $4.0 billion.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Fee Schedules : Adult : Behavior : Child : Fees, Medical/statistics & numerical data : Health Expenditures/trends : Human : Insurance, Physician Services/economics : Linear Models : Medicaid/economics/utilization : Medicare Part B/economics : Models, Statistical : State Health Plans/economics : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB95-111274