Medicare Fee-For-Service Spending For Primary Care Ranges From 2% To 5%

Article November 7, 2019

Care provided by primary care professionals accounts for a small percentage of total spending among Medicare beneficiaries. Depending on whether “narrow” or “broad” definitions of primary care professionals and services are used, primary care spending represents 2.12% to 4.88% of fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare beneficiaries’ total medical and prescription spending. The study classified primary care professionals according…

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