Physician Appointment Wait Times Up 30% from 2014

April 4, 2017

Health Leaders  |  John Commins  |   March 21, 2017

The survey found that the average rate of physician Medicare acceptance is 85% in the 15 large metro markets and 81% in the 15 mid-sized markets. The average rate of physician Medicaid acceptance is 53% in the large metro markets and 60% in the mid-sized markets.

Smith said the survey shows that physician supply and accessibility will need to be enhanced as the healthcare system continues to evolve.

“More physicians will need to be trained, access to other types of providers expanded, and emerging technologies employed to ensure that health care delayed does not become health care denied,” Smith said.  Read more