Medicaid expansion appeared not to change the likelihood of accepting new patients with Medicaid among psychiatrists, according to a research letter published in JAMA Psychiatry.
“Without adequate participation in Medicaid among psychiatrists, Medicaid enrollees with behavioral health needs may be unable to find a local psychiatrist who accepts new patients with Medicaid or have to wait a long time for an intake appointment,” Hefei Wen, PhD, from the department of health management and policy, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, and colleagues wrote.
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