Recommendations for Monitoring Access to Care among Medicaid Beneficiaries at the State-level. Summary Information on Data Sources for Provider Reports

02/01/2013

 

Provider Reports on Access

NAMCS

NAMCS-EMR

SK&A Physician Access

Sponsor

NCHS

NCHS

SK&A

Target Population

Non-Federal employed office-based physicians primarily engaged in direct patient care

Non-Federal employed office-based physicians primarily engaged in direct patient care

Practicing physicians at medical offices

Sample Frame

AMA and AOA lists within PSUs

NAMCS

AMA-based, with additional cleaning and verification

Data Collection Mode

In-person PAPI (majority using Census field staff)

Mail

Phone

Response Rate

65.4% (2007)

61% (2011)

Unavailable

Survey Period

Year round

Feb-June (2011)

Year round

Sample Size

In 2012, 15,590 office-based physicians and 6,336 community health center providers

In 2010, 10,301 office-based, non-Federal physicians

740,000 practicing physicians at medical offices

State Estimates

Designed to produce estimates for the largest 34 states with 2012 sample size increase

Since 2010, designed to produce state-level estimates

Yes

Years

Annually since 1989

Annually since 2008

N/A

Data Lag

Approx 12 months

Approx 12 months

Updated files available daily

Relevant Measures

New patient acceptance, Medicaid patient acceptance, % revenue from Medicaid, NPI

New patient acceptance, Medicaid patient acceptance, % revenue from Medicaid (2011)

New patient acceptance, Insurance plans accepted, NPI

Limitations

Restricted access

Restricted access

Intended census, but unclear representativeness of survey, Unclear if data distinguish between acceptance of Medicare and Medicaid in a systematic way; Medicaid data may not by collected from physicians during repeat administrations

Source: Dataset websites and SHADAC

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