The effects of Medicaid physician fees on access to care for Medicaid enrollees: A systematic review
This thesis is concerned with conducting a systematic review of the literature into the effects of Medicaid physician fees on access to care for Medicaid beneficiaries. In general these fees are significantly lower than those provided by both Medicare and private insurance. A literature search was conducted via Medline and Sumsearch and seven articles were reviewed. Of these seven, only one showed that higher Medicaid physician fees resulted in higher acceptance rates of Medicaid enrollees among physicians. On the other hand, the other six articles did not show a significant effect of physician Medicaid fees on access to care. Although most of the articles did not show a significant association between physician fees and access to care, no definitive conclusions can be made until future studies are completed.
Andrews, Robert Joaquin, "The effects of Medicaid physician fees on access to care for Medicaid enrollees: A systematic review" (2009). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI1467410.