Patients interested in finding doctors in their area who accept Medicaid can use the "Physician Compare" search system on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's website, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Those who cannot access this search online can call 1-800-MEDICARE and ask a customer service representative to run the search.
Medicaid is a U.S. federal program that provides health care insurance coverage to low-income individuals. The program was signed into law in 1965. Coverage includes prevention services, prescription drugs and physician's visits. The "Physician Compare" search allows customers to find doctors in their area by medical condition or specialty. It provides lists of doctors in private practice as well as group practices.