The effects of medicaid reimbursement on the access to care of medicaid enrollees: a community perspective.

@article{Cunningham2005TheEO,
  title={The effects of medicaid reimbursement on the access to care of medicaid enrollees: a community perspective.},
  author={P. Jerome Cunningham and Len M. Nichols},
  journal={Medical care research and review : MCRR},
  year={2005},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={
          676-96
        }
}
Previous research has not found a strong association between Medicaid reimbursement levels and enrollees' access to medical care, even though higher fees increase the acceptance of Medicaid patients by physicians. This study shows that high Medicaid acceptance rates by physicians in a community are more important than fee levels per se in affecting enrollees' access to medical care. Although high fee levels increase the probability that individual physicians will accept Medicaid patients, high… CONTINUE READING
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