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2014

Physician
Appointment
WA I T

T I M ES

A survey examining the time needed to schedule a physician
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Physician Appointment Wait Times & Medicaid and Medicare Acceptance Rates Infographic

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As millions of previously uninsured Americans obtain healthcare coverage through the ACA, access to physician services becomes more critical. Merritt Hawkins’ 2014 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times and Medicaid and Medicare Acceptance Rates offers a snapshot of physician availability in 15 large metropolitan markets, many of them with physician-to-population ratios higher than the national average.

The average appointment wait time to see a family physician ranged from a high of 66 days in Boston to a low of 5 days in Dallas.

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Physician Appointment Wait Times & Medicaid and Medicare Acceptance Rates Infographic

  1. 1. 2014 Physician Appointment WA I T T I M ES A survey examining the time needed to schedule a physician appointment in 15 major metropolitan markets and rates of Medicaid and Medicare acceptance by physicians in those markets KEY FINDINGS Average wait time in days to schedule an appointment with a physician in family practice, cardiology, dermatology, orthopedic surgery, or obstetrics/gynecology. Average wait time in days to schedule an appointment with a family physician. SEATTLE 16 | 23 BOSTON 45.4 | 66 PORTLAND 19.4 | 13 PHILADELPHIA 20.6 | 21 MINNEAPOLIS DENVER 19.2 | 10 23.6 | 16 DETROIT 17.8 | 16 16.8 | 26 WASHINGTON D.C. LOS ANGELES 12.2 | 20 ATLANTA 10.2 | 5 16.2 | 7 17.8 | 14 14 | 24 DALLAS SAN DIEGO NEW YORK HOUSTON 14 | 19 MIAMI 13.6 | 12 CUMULATIVE WAIT TIME FAMILY 18.5 ALL SPECIALTIES | 19.5 PRACTICE Merritt Hawkins is the leading physician search and consulting firm in the United States and is a company of AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AHS). For additional information access merritthawkins.com or call 800-876-0500.

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