47% of Gastroenterologists Limit Number of Medicaid Patients
Jackson Healthcare report.
Declining reimbursement has caused physicians, including gastroenterologists, to reconsider the role Medicare and Medicaid patients will play in their practice.
Physicians limiting the number of Medicare patients:
• Orthopedic surgeons: 50 percent
• Gastroenterologists: 47 percent
• Family medicine physicians 45 percent
• Neurologists: 43 percent
• Cardiologists: 39 percent
• Urologists: 35 percent
Physicians no longer accepting Medicaid patients:
• Dermatologists: 66 percent
• Endocrinologists: 64 percent
• Internists: 58 percent
• Physical medicine physicians: 57 percent
• Adult psychiatrists: 53 percent
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