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Title
Medicaid fees and the Medicare fee schedule: an update.
First Author
Norton, Stephen A
Date of Pub
1995 Fall
Pages
167-181
Volume
17
Issue
1
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
This study analyzes changes in Medicaid physician fees from 1990 to 1993. Data were collected on maximum allowable Medicaid fees in 1993 and compared with similar 1990 Medicaid data as well as the fully phased-in Medicare Fee Schedule (MFS). The results suggest that, on average, Medicaid fees have grown roughly 14 percent, but considerable variation continues to exist in how well Medicaid programs pay across types of services, States, and census divisions. Medicaid fees remain considerably lower (27 percent for the average Medicaid enrollee) than fees under a fully phased-in MFS. Medicaid fees for primary-care services were, on average, 32 percent lower.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Fee Schedules/statistics & numerical data/trends : Health Services/classification/economics/statistics & numerical data : Medicaid/economics/statistics & numerical data : Medicare Part B/economics/statistics & numerical data : Primary Health Care/classification/economics/statistics & numerical data : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB96-139548