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SOURCE The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation
Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation survey reveals overall increase in
primary care provider identification, shifts in location of care
ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Survey results released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) show that Michigan Medicaid recipients said that they found it easier to get primary and specialty care appointments in 2012 than they did in 2010. In fact, their level of reported ease was comparable to those with employer-sponsored coverage.
In the survey of 1,018 Michigan adults, more Michigan residents-both insured and uninsured-responded that they had a primary care provider compared to 2010. Medicaid recipients reported the greatest increase, rising to 88 percent in 2012 from 72 percent in 2010.
Just as in 2010, the uninsured were still significantly less likely to have a primary care provider (56 percent) compared to the insured (87 percent) in 2012, and were more likely than the insured to seek medical treatment in emergency rooms (12 percent) and urgent care centers (9 percent).
"The 2013 CHRT provider survey showed that most primary care providers anticipate the ability to take new Medicaid patients starting in 2014. Our Cover Michigan Survey provides additional good news about physician capacity to serve an expanded Medicaid population in Michigan. Current Medicaid recipients are already reporting an easier time accessing care than they did previously," says Marianne Udow-Phillips, director of CHRT.
Additional findings from the survey include:
"Since 2010, much has changed in how health care is organized and delivered in Michigan-in both public and private health insurance programs," says Udow-Phillips. "This survey suggests that these changes have been positive for Medicaid recipients, but more challenging for those with individually purchased health coverage."
This publication is the first in the Cover Michigan Survey 2013 series. Future publications will cover other aspects of health care in Michigan using the 2012 survey data.
For more information, and to review the CHRT survey results in more detail, visit: www.chrt.org/.
The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) illuminates best practices and opportunities for improving health policy and practice. Based at the University of Michigan, CHRT is a non-profit partnership between U-M and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan designed to promote evidence-based care delivery, improve population health, and expand access to care.
Visit us at www.chrt.org and follow us on Twitter @CHRTumich.
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