Even with copayments for nonurgent care, Medicaid patients still rely on ERs

26 enero 2015

To control costs and encourage Medicaid recipients to get primary care doctors, some states charge copayments to Medicaid patients who got nonurgent care in hospital emergency departments. A new study based on 2001-2010 data finds copayments did not affect the rate of Medicaid patients’ emergency room visits or lead to more primary care doctor’s office visits.