Do All Physicians Accept Medicaid?

Do All Physicians Accept Medicaid?

Do All Physicians Accept Medicaid?

Not all physicians accept Medicaid, according to U.S. News & World Report. Medicaid is a form of publicly provided health insurance available to families and individuals who meet income qualification criteria. Because reimbursement rates tend to be low and paperwork requirements lengthy, many doctors choose not to accept Medicaid patients.

The Medicaid program is funded through the federal government, but each state administers its own individual program, notes Investopedia. To find doctors who accept Medicaid in a particular state, users can visit the State Medicaid and CHIP Profile page of the Medicaid.gov website as of 2015. On the page that opens for the selected state, a link to the state department or division responsible for Medicaid administration appears at the top. This link takes users to a site where they can find providers.