• Description

Recent and projected enrollment increases in Medi-Cal due to the Affordable Care Act have heightened concernes about whether sufficient numbers of physicians are participating in Medi-Cal or another means of increasing efficiency in primary care, such as greater use of nonphysician clinicians or phone and electronic visits, Medi-Cal beneficiaries are likely to have difficulty accessing primary care. This report presents findings from physician surveys conducted in 2011 and 2013 to assess California physicians' participation in Medi-Cal and discusses implications for beneficiaries' access to care.