Doctors Surveyed on First 120 Days of Obamacare

the MPR take:

In a survey of over 40,000 physicians from 728 medical practices in 46 states, nearly 94% had seen patients with Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage over the course of the first 120 days (January 1–April 30) and 80% were committed to providing services to these patients. While 44% of doctors surveyed had anticipated a slight increase in their practice’s population size, 30% had predicted no change by the end of 2014. Only 24% actually reported a slight increase in patients through April and 56% saw no change. Issues such as difficulty with identifying patients with ACA exchange coverage and determining eligibility, cost-sharing, and network coverage were common and patients were often confused about their benefits and deductibles (which were often significantly high).

Doctors Surveyed on First 120 Days of Obamacare
Doctors Surveyed on First 120 Days of Obamacare
Last week the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) published the results of their recent survey of clinical practices in treating new Obamacare patients. The survey included 728 practices (over 40,000 physicians) across all states except North Dakota, Rhode Island, West Virginia and ...


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