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Where can I find a doctor that accepts Medicare and Medicaid?

To find a doctor that accepts Medicare payments, you may want to visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Physician Compare. You can search by entering a health care professional’s last name or group practice name, a medical specialty, a medical condition, a body part, or an organ system. This tool will provide you with a list of professionals or group practices in the specialty and geographic area you specify, along with detailed profiles, maps and driving directions.

Please note that Physician Compare only lists professionals that accept Medicare. Although some may also accept Medicaid, it does not have information about which professionals do accept Medicaid.

Medicaid programs vary by state and each state Medicaid agency maintains their own list of professionals that accept Medicaid. For further assistance, please contact your health plan or state Medicaid agency. For more information about Medicaid, visit the Medicaid & CHIP page on Healthcare.gov.

If you have trouble accessing the Physician Compare website, please call 1-800-MEDICARE and a representative will be able to run the search for you. They can also send you a print version of the search results.

There are other directories on MedlinePlus that will help you find health professionals, services, and facilities, some of which may serve Medicare or Medicaid payments. 

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Health Care
Medicare and Medicaid
Content created by Digital Communications Division (DCD)
Content last reviewed on September 10, 2015