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Medicaid Patients Get Comparable Face Time With Primary Care Docs

Primary care physicians do not spend less time with their Medicaid patients, a new study has concluded.

While Medicaid patients may face greater challenges finding primary care physicians who will serve them, once they find one, those doctors will spend no less time with them than they do with their commercially insured patients.  Medicaid patients also receive more diagnostic and treatment services than their commercial counterparts as well as no less attention to preventive care.

Learn more about the findings of George Washington University researchers in the article “No Evidence That Primary Care Physicians Offer Less Care to Medicaid, Community Health Center, or Uninsured Patients” herehealth affairs, on the web site of the journal Health Affairs.

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