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Percent of Medicare Enrollees Having Annual Ambulatory Visit to a Primary Care Clinician, by Race
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    Percent of Medicare Enrollees Having Annual Ambulatory Visit to a Primary Care Clinician, by Race
    (Race: Overall; Year: 2014; Region Levels: State)
    District of Columbia 67.2%
    Nevada 71.7%
    Alaska 72.1%
    California 72.9%
    New York 73.3%
    Minnesota 73.7%
    Wyoming 73.8%
    Hawaii 74.6%
    New Jersey 74.7%
    New Mexico 76.3%
    Idaho 76.6%
    Oregon 77.0%
    Colorado 77.0%
    Montana 77.3%
    Texas 77.5%
    New Hampshire 77.6%
    Washington 78.6%
    Maine 78.8%
    Maryland 78.9%
    South Dakota 78.9%
    Ohio 79.2%
    Arizona 79.2%
    Oklahoma 79.6%
    Pennsylvania 79.6%
    Connecticut 79.8%
    Florida 79.8%
    Illinois 79.8%
    Wisconsin 79.9%
    Missouri 80.2%
    Louisiana 80.3%
    Utah 80.4%
    Michigan 80.4%
    Rhode Island 80.7%
    West Virginia 80.8%
    Indiana 80.9%
    Georgia 81.0%
    Arkansas 81.3%
    Iowa 81.4%
    Massachusetts 81.4%
    Kentucky 82.0%
    Tennessee 82.9%
    Virginia 83.1%
    Alabama 83.2%
    Mississippi 83.2%
    Vermont 83.3%
    Nebraska 83.5%
    Kansas 83.7%
    North Dakota 83.8%
    Delaware 85.0%
    South Carolina 85.1%
    North Carolina 85.3%
    National Average 79.0%
    90th Percentile 83.7%
    50th Percentile 79.6%
    10th Percentile 73.3%
        • FOOTNOTES:
        • Rates are adjusted for age, sex and race using the indirect method, with the corresponding population as the standard. The standard population is the U.S. Medicare population age 65 to 99 with Medicare Parts A and B entitlement and no HMO enrollment during the measurement period.

        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • Medicare, non-HMO, age 65-99 (mid-year); 20% sample, Part B eligible.

        • NUMERATOR DEFINITION:
        • Part B ambulatory visit: CPT codes 99201-99205, 99211-99215, 99381-99387, 99391-99397, 99241-99245, 99271-99275, G0402, G0438, G0439; and place of service = office (place of service code 11), outpatient hospital (22), rural health clinic (72) or federally qualified health center (50); and physician specialty = general practice (specialty code 1), family practice (8), internal medicine (11), pediatrician (37), nurse practitioner (50), physician assistant (97) or clinic (70). Outpatient file: Any visit to a rural health center (RHC) or federally qualified health center (FQHC) recorded in the outpatient file.




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