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Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Dec;36(12):2160-2164. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0749.

Public And Private Payments For Physician Office Visits.

Author information

1
Adam I. Biener ( adam.biener@ahrq.hhs.gov ) is a service fellow economist in the Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in Rockville, Maryland.
2
Thomas M. Selden is director of the Division of Research and Modeling, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Abstract

We used data for 2014-15 from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to estimate standardized payments for nonelderly adults' physician office visits by type of insurance. Adults with public insurance, especially Medicaid, had substantially lower provider payments, out-of-pocket spending, and third-party payments than their peers with employer-sponsored or Marketplace insurance. Quantifying public-private payment differences can help clarify choices for financing health care among low-income Americans.

KEYWORDS:

Cost of Health Care; Insurance Coverage < Insurance; Medicaid; Physician Payment

PMID:
29200346
DOI:
10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0749
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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