More physicians refusing to take new Medicare patients
The payment from Medicare for our services is less than it costs us to provide those services,”
Originally Posted by peacepipe
BS,my mom is on Medicare & has no problem at all with getting an appointment when she wants to see her doctor. And get this she gets to pick the doctor that she wants to go to.
As the first baby boomers turn 65, more Americans than ever will be turning to Medicare for insurance only to face the prospect of being turned away by providers.
In fact, more and more practices are considering completely disenrolling from the Medicare system. Though Medicare laws are designed to discourage physician nonparticipation, it is legal for providers to withdraw.