Top 10 highest & lowest states for Medicare participation amongst physicians

Written by Mary Rechtoris | October 21, 2016 | Print  |

Throughout the United States, rates vary for physicians not accepting Medicare patients, according to Physician's Money Digest.

Merritt Hawkins conducted a survey of 17,000 physicians and found the following 10 states have the highest and lowest Medicare participation rates amongst physicians.

The following five states have the highest percentage of physicians who do not see Medicare patients:

1. Nevada: 22.5 percent
2. Virginia: 22.2 percent
3. New Jersey 18.9 percent
4. Arkansas: 18.5 percent
5. Texas: 18.4 percent

These five states have the lowest percentage of physicians who do not see Medicare patients:

1. South Dakota: 2.9 percent
2. Maine: 5 percent
3. North Dakota: 5.6 percent
4. Montana: 5.7 percent
5. Iowa: 8 percent

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