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Survey: Medicaid Expansion Changed Mix of Patients

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by Meg Bryant

Among all physicians, the average share of Medicaid patients was 16.9% in 2016, up from 15.9% four years earlier. The number of doctors treating Medicaid patients also rose — from 81.9% to 82.6%. That share exceeded 90% for three hospital-based specialties — emergency medicine, anesthesiology and radiology — and was just under 90% for pediatrics, the survey shows.

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