Medicaid Patients Not Overusing Emergency Departments

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  • August 14 2014, 7:24am EDT

Medicaid enrollees visit the emergency department appropriately like most patients, but they have generally more complex health needs and less access to primary care than their privately insured counterparts.

That is the finding of a new report from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

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