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Percent of Medicare Beneficiaries Whose Predominant Provider was a Primary Care Physician, by Cohort
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    Percent of Medicare Beneficiaries Whose Predominant Provider was a Primary Care Physician, by Cohort
    (Cohort: All Beneficiaries; Year: 2012; Region Levels: State)
    Alabama 60.8%
    Alaska 47.1%
    Arizona 52.2%
    Arkansas 60.7%
    California 53.0%
    Colorado 55.0%
    Connecticut 52.6%
    Delaware 60.0%
    District of Columbia 44.4%
    Florida 53.9%
    Georgia 56.9%
    Hawaii 59.9%
    Idaho 50.4%
    Illinois 59.3%
    Indiana 58.5%
    Iowa 57.2%
    Kansas 61.9%
    Kentucky 58.8%
    Louisiana 52.7%
    Maine 54.8%
    Maryland 56.0%
    Massachusetts 56.8%
    Michigan 62.5%
    Minnesota 53.8%
    Mississippi 51.6%
    Missouri 59.3%
    Montana 48.2%
    Nebraska 60.8%
    Nevada 49.2%
    New Hampshire 53.1%
    New Jersey 52.2%
    New Mexico 53.6%
    New York 52.8%
    North Carolina 61.7%
    North Dakota 54.4%
    Ohio 61.7%
    Oklahoma 60.0%
    Oregon 54.1%
    Pennsylvania 62.8%
    Rhode Island 58.4%
    South Carolina 61.4%
    South Dakota 56.3%
    Tennessee 57.5%
    Texas 56.0%
    Utah 58.4%
    Vermont 60.5%
    Virginia 61.2%
    Washington 55.2%
    West Virginia 62.0%
    Wisconsin 57.4%
    Wyoming 49.0%
    National Average 56.9%
    90th Percentile 61.7%
    50th Percentile 56.8%
    10th Percentile 50.4%
        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • 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.

        • NUMERATOR DEFINITION:
        • 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.

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




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