Primary Care Physicians Accepting Medicare: A Snapshot

Data Note
  1. Boccuti, Cristina, Christina Swoope, Anthony Damico, and Patricia Neuman. “Medicare Patients’ Access to Physicians: A Synthesis of the Evidence,” Kaiser Family Foundation (December 2013). Boukus, Ellyn, Alwyn Cassil, Ann S. O’Malley. “A Snapshot of U.S. Physicians: Key Findings from the 2008 Health Tracking Physician Survey,” Center for Studying Health System Change, Data Bulletin, No. 35 (September 2009).

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  2. Kaiser Family Foundation, “Distribution of Medicaid Enrollees by Enrollment Group, 2011.” https://www.kff.org/medicaid/state-indicator/distribution-of-medicaid-enrollees-by-enrollment-group/

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  3. Kaiser Family Foundation / The Commonwealth Fund, “Experiences and Attitudes of Primary Care Providers Under the first Year of ACA Coverage Expansion,” (June 2015).

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  4. Calculations from data released by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) shows that among non-pediatric primary care physicians, approximately 5 percent are identified as Black or African American and 5 percent as Hispanic or Latino. Association of American Medical Colleges, Diversity in the Physician Workforce: Facts & Figures 2014, Table 11: Primary Care vs. Non-Primary Care by Race, Ethnicity, Age, and Sex, 2013 (December 2014).

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  5. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy, Chapter 4, March 2015.

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  6. Association of American Medical Colleges, “Women in U.S. Academic Medicine and Science: Statistics and Benchmarking Report, 2011-2012.” Table 1: Medical Students, Selected Years, 1965-2011. (2012)

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  7. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy, Chapter 4, March 2015. Boccuti, Cristina, Christina Swoope, Anthony Damico, and Patricia Neuman. “Medicare Patients’ Access to Physicians: A Synthesis of the Evidence,” Kaiser Family Foundation (December 2013).

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  8. Ibid.

     

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