Physician participation in state Medicaid programs.

Published

Journal Article

Medicaid requires that physicians who accept Medicaid reimbursement for treating a patient agree to accept its payment as payment in full. Policy instruments under Medicaid's control are both levels of reimbursement and various administrative burdens imposed on physicians by the program. A model depicting the physician's participation decision is developed, and predictions from the comparative statics analysis are discussed. Data came from a 1975--76 survey of fee-for-service physicians. The results indicate that high fee schedules and low administrative burdens are ways to stimulate physician involvement with Medicaid patients. Results on the Medicaid policy instruments and other explanatory variables on the whole lend support to the model of physician behavior proposed earlier in the paper.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sloan, F; Mitchell, J; Cromwell, J

Published Date

  • January 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 Suppl /

Start / End Page

  • 211 - 245

PubMed ID

  • 363938

Pubmed Central ID

  • 363938

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-166X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2307/145253

Language

  • eng