Category: Administrative Costs

  • How do claim denials affect physician willingness to accept Medicaid patients?

    From a recent article in NBER by Dunn et al. (2021): Observing the back-and-forth sequences of claims’ denials and resubmissions for past visits, we can estimate physicians’ costs of haggling with insurers to collect payments. Combining these costs with the revenue never collected, we estimate that physicians lose 17% of Medicaid revenue to billing problems, […]