Medicaid fees and the Medicare fee schedule: an update.
Norton, Stephen A
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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.
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