Physician Code Creep: Evidence in Medicaid and State Employee Health Insurance Billing
Seiber, E. E.
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This study estimates a fixed effects ordered logit model physician office visit billing using claims data from South Carolina
Medicaid and the State Employees Health Plan. The results find code creep increasing expenditures on physician office visits
at a rate of 2.2 percent annually for both programs, with no significant difference in the rate between the two.