Table 10: Acceptance of Medicare Patients by Family Physicians (as of April 2011)

Acceptance of Medicare Patients by Family Physicians (as of April 2011)

 Never Accepted Medicare PatientsDo Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Physician-choice)Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Employer-choice)Accept New Medicare PatientsValid N
 : All RespondentsNever Accepted Medicare Patients: 2.6%Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Physician-choice): 12.5%Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Employer-choice): 2.1%Accept New Medicare Patients: 82.8%Valid N: 701
 :  Never Accepted Medicare Patients:  Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Physician-choice):  Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Employer-choice):  Accept New Medicare Patients:  Valid N:  
 : Practice Location
 : In Metropolitan AreaNever Accepted Medicare Patients: 3.3%Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Physician-choice): 13.8%Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Employer-choice): 2.6%Accept New Medicare Patients: 80.4%Valid N: 537
 : Outside Metropolitan AreaNever Accepted Medicare Patients: 0.0%Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Physician-choice): 8.8%Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Employer-choice): 0.0%Accept New Medicare Patients: 91.2%Valid N: 131
 :  Never Accepted Medicare Patients:  Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Physician-choice):  Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Employer-choice):  Accept New Medicare Patients:  Valid N:  
 : Number of Years Since Residency Completion
 : 7 or Fewer YearsNever Accepted Medicare Patients: 0.0%Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Physician-choice): 6.2%Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Employer-choice): 3.7%Accept New Medicare Patients: 90.0%Valid N: 141
 : 8 to 14 YearsNever Accepted Medicare Patients: 5.3%Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Physician-choice): 16.8%Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Employer-choice): 2.4%Accept New Medicare Patients: 75.5%Valid N: 147
 : 15 to 21 YearsNever Accepted Medicare Patients: 1.4%Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Physician-choice): 13.0%Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Employer-choice): 0.7%Accept New Medicare Patients: 84.8%Valid N: 124
 : 22 or More YearsNever Accepted Medicare Patients: 3.1%Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Physician-choice): 13.2%Do Not Accept New Medicare Patients Currently (Employer-choice): 1.7%Accept New Medicare Patients: 82.0%Valid N: 286

Source: American Academy of Family Physicians, Practice Profile II Survey, April 2011