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Medicare Patients’ Access to Physicians: A Synthesis of the Evidence

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    Exhibit 1.1

    Exhibit 1. The majority of Medicare beneficiaries report having a usual source of care; typically a doctor’s office or doctor’s clinic
    Exhibit 1.  The majority of Medicare beneficiaries report having a usual source of care; typically a doctor’s office or doctor’s clinic
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    Exhibit 1.2

    Exhibit 2. Most Medicare beneficiaries report that they can schedule timely appointments
    Exhibit 2.  Most Medicare beneficiaries report that they can schedule timely appointments
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    Exhibit 1.3

    Exhibit 3. MedPAC finds that most Medicare seniors do not seek a new physician, but a small share report problems finding one
    Exhibit 3.  MedPAC finds that most Medicare seniors do not seek a new physician, but a small share report problems finding one
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    Exhibit 1.4

    Exhibit 4. Seniors on Medicare report foregoing medical care at similar or lower rates than privately insured adults age 50-64
    Exhibit 4.  Seniors on Medicare report foregoing medical care at similar or lower rates than privately insured adults age 50-64
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    Exhibit 1.5

    Exhibit 5. Certain Medicare beneficiaries are more at risk of foregoing a needed doctor visit
    Exhibit 5. Certain Medicare beneficiaries are more at risk of foregoing a needed doctor visit
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    Exhibit 1.6

    Exhibit 6. Most office-based physicians accept new Medicare patients; rates for Medicare are the same or better than private insurance
    Exhibit 6. Most office-based physicians accept new Medicare patients; rates for Medicare are the same or better than private insurance
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    Exhibit 1.7

    Exhibit 7. Across all states, most physicians accept new Medicare patients
    Exhibit 7.  Across all states, most physicians accept new Medicare patients
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    Exhibit 1.8

    Exhibit 8. About 1% of physicians in patient care have formally "opted out" of Medicare, with psychiatrists making up the largest share
    Exhibit 8.  Less than 1% of physicians in patient care have formally "opted out" of Medicare, with psychiatrists making up the largest share
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    Exhibit 2.1

    APPENDIX TABLE 1: Percent of Beneficiaries With a Usual Source of Care, by Site and Beneficiary Characteristics, 2011
    APPENDIX TABLE 1: Percent of Beneficiaries With a Usual Source of Care, by Site and Beneficiary Characteristics, 2011
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    Exhibit 2.2

    APPENDIX TABLE 2: Percent of Beneficiaries in Traditional Medicare Able to Schedule Timely Appointments, by Type of Care and State, 2012
    APPENDIX TABLE 2: Percent of Beneficiaries in Traditional Medicare Able to Schedule Timely Appointments, by Type of Care and State, 2012
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    Exhibit 2.3

    APPENDIX TABLE 3: Percent of Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Able to Schedule Timely Appointments, by Type of Care and State, 2012
    APPENDIX TABLE 3: Percent of Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Able to Schedule Timely Appointments, by Type of Care and State, 2012
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    Exhibit 2.4

    APPENDIX TABLE 4: Beneficiary Satisfaction With Availability of Care by a Specialist, by Beneficiary Characteristics, 2011
    APPENDIX TABLE 4: Beneficiary Satisfaction With Availability of Care by a Specialist, 
by Beneficiary Characteristics, 2011
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    Exhibit 2.5

    APPENDIX TABLE 5: Percent of Beneficiaries Who Reported Forgoing a Needed Doctor Visit, by Beneficiary Characteristics, 2011
    APPENDIX TABLE 5: Percent of Beneficiaries 
Who Reported Forgoing a Needed Doctor Visit, 
by Beneficiary Characteristics, 2011
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    Exhibit 2.6

    APPENDIX TABLE 6: Percent of Office-based Physicians Accepting New Patients, by Insurance Type and Physician Characteristics, 2012
    APPENDIX TABLE 6: Percent of Office-based Physicians Accepting New Patients, 
by Insurance Type and Physician Characteristics, 2012
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    Exhibit 2.7

    APPENDIX TABLE 7: Percent of Office-based Physicians Accepting New Patients, by Insurance Type and State, 2012
    APPENDIX TABLE 7: Percent of Office-based Physicians Accepting New Patients, 
by Insurance Type and State, 2012
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    Exhibit 2.8

    APPENDIX TABLE 8: Number and Percentage of Physicians and Non-Physician Clinician Doctorates Formally Opting out of Medicare, by State 2013
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