Limited access to primary care increases ED use among Medicaid patients, report finds
from Medical Economics
Only 10 percent of emergency department (ED) visits by Medicaid patients are for non-urgent care, according to a new report from the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), which sought to fact-check several commonly-held beliefs about Medicaid. MACPAC, a non-partisan federal advisory committee, analyzed several recent studies of ED use and found that the vast majority of ED visits by Medicaid enrollees are medically necessary.
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