A Health Podyssey Podcast: Jane Zhu Gets Spooky About Phantom Providers

July 12, 2022

Mental healthcare is hard for many patients to access, especially those on Medicaid. In the newest episode of A Health Podyssey, Jane Zhu from Oregon Health and Science University talks about her recently published study on so-called “phantom providers” in Oregon’s managed care networks.

According to Health Affairs, “These are providers who are listed in network directories but not providing many services to Medicaid patients. They found that a large share of mental health providers listed in these network directories saw four or fewer Medicaid patients in 2018. The shares were largest for specialists and people authorized to prescribe medication.”

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(Source: A Health Podyssey, July 12th, 2022)

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