Percent of Medicare Beneficiaries Whose Predominant Provider was a Primary Care Physician, by Cohort
(Cohort: All Beneficiaries; Year: 2012)
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      • The denominator for this measure comprised the Medicare population age 65-99 on January 1, 2012 eligible for Medicare Parts A and B. Patients enrolled in risk-bearing HMOs at any time during the year were excluded.

      • The numerator was determined by selecting patients for whom a plurality of ambulatory visits (CPT codes 99201-99205, 99211-99215, 99381-99387, 99391-99397, 99304-99350, G0402, G0438, and G0439) to clinicians were to the following specialties: family/general practice, internal medicine, and geriatrics.

      • Rates were adjusted for age, sex, and race using the indirect method.


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