SK&A’s four-year study reveals the trends in Medicare and Medicaid acceptance in physician offices. Over the span of four years, a general overall increase is seen. In 2014, Internal Medicine has the highest Medicare acceptance rate of 90.1%, and Pediatrics has the highest medicaid acceptance rate of 75.5%. More detailed information of acceptance can be seen in the chart below.

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By Physician Type Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
All Physicians 84.3% 66.3% 84.1% 66.7% 83.6% 67.0% 82.8% 65.1%
Primary Care Physicians* 67.9% 62.1% 68.9% 62.8% 69.1% 63.7% 67.0% 60.5%
Specialists 88.3% 70.9% 83.4% 66.0% 82.7% 67.4% 81.5% 65.4%
Primary Care
Family Practitioners 85.7% 60.8% 85.5% 61.7% 84.9% 62.2% 85.4% 60.6%
General Practitioners 74.0% 55.3% 73.3% 56.5% 74.0% 59.3% 75.9% 56.6%
Internal Medicine 90.1% 56.8% 89.4% 58.1% 88.5% 59.1% 89.8% 56.6%
Pediatrics 22.0% 75.5% 27.3% 74.9% 28.8% 74.0% 16.9% 68.1%
# of medical sites interviewed 276,084 270,913 271,451 177,804


Source: SK&A, October 2014

* Average of family practice, general practice, internal medicine, pediatrics