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Fewer psychiatrists are accepting Medicaid, study shows

A study published in JAMA Psychiatry found the percentage of psychiatrists accepting Medicaid dropped to 35% in 2014-2015 from almost 48% in 2010-2011, even as eligibility for Medicaid program was expanded. The decline could be explained by a severe shortage of psychiatrists in the US, which is changing the way they do business, according to co-author Adam Wilk, an assistant professor of health policy and management at Emory University.

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